2.6 : Residential Home Improvements




2.6.2 2007 Professional and Do-It-Yourself Improvements, by Project ($2010)
Professional Installation Do-It-Yourself Installation
Total Mean Total Mean
Projects Expenditures Expenditures Projects Expenditures Expenditures
Repair/Improvement (thousand) ($million) ($) (thousand) ($million) ($)
Room Additions, Alterations,
and Remodelings 3,957 65,635 16,587 3,986 21,802 5,470
Kitchen 1,349 21,583 15,999 1,110 7,605 6,851
Bathroom 1,602 14,620 9,126 1,611 5,016 3,113
Bedroom 276 10,628 38,507 415 3,341 8,050
Other 730 18,803 25,758 850 5,840 6,871
Systems and Equipment 11,708 23,536 2,010 7,156 4,954 692
Plumbing (Pipes and Fixtures) 2,885 4,633 1,606 2,888 1,799 623
Electrical System 1,602 2,836 1,770 936 689 736
HVAC 2,936 12,403 4,224 556 1,298 2,335
Appliance/Major Equipment 4,285 3,664 855 2,776 1,168 421
Exterior Additions
and Replacements 6,216 32,576 5,241 2,986 5,791 1,939
Roof 2,707 16,374 6,049 677 1,894 2,797
Siding 776 5,389 6,945 428 1,308 3,055
Windows/Doors 2,733 10,813 3,957 1,881 2,590 1,377
Interior Additions
and Replacements 6,207 22,120 3,564 4,721 6,777 1,436
Insulation 727 1,695 2,331 918 800 871
Flooring/Paneling/Ceiling 4,836 16,535 3,419 3,467 4,742 1,368
Other Interior 644 3,890 6,041 336 1,236 3,678
Disaster Repair 728 9,919 13,625 187 3,302 17,659
Other Additions
and Replacements (1) 4,447 32,540 7,317 3,580 8,384 2,342
Total (2) 33,263 186,326 22,616 51,010
Note(s): 1) Other additions and replacements include porches, carports, swimming pools and other major improvements or repairs to lot or yard. 2)Total expenditures (professional installation plus do-it-yourself installation) are $1.8 billion higher compared to Table 2.6.1. This discrepancy is due to sampling methods used by HUD for the American Housing Survey and DOC in the Survey of Expenditures for Residential Improvements and Repairs. Individual households may report projects in multiple categories.









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