Roofing and kitchens lead home improvement spending in America
The U.S. Census Bureau reported this week, while the housing market was tanking, many Americans were upgrading their domiciles. And more than 60 percent was done by pros.
Between 2009 and 2011, Americans spent about $359 billion on home repairs. Here’s a list of where Americans spent the most money.
About 5 million bathrooms in American got remodeled between 2009 and 2011 for about $23.1 billion.
There were 18.8 million floors fixed between 2009 and 2011 costing Americans $33.2 billion.
Rather than using this method to keep cool, 9.8 million Americans invested $34 billion in systems to keep homes cool and or heat them.
Kitchens are the heart of the house, and Americans dumped $35.7 billion into theirs between 2009 and 2011.
Maybe your porch wasn't as old as this one, but if you updated you'd be like 3.5 million fellow countrymen.
Americans spent $8.9 million on new windows between 2009 and 2011.
A new roof topped most improvement lists in America, as homeowners spent $43.7 billion keeping them over their heads between 2009 and 2011.