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HGTVRemodels.com features planning guides as US consumers resume spending
With the US National Kitchen & Bath Association reporting a 42% increase in showroom visits and double-digit increases in remodel sales volume for kitchens (36%) and baths (85%) over one year ago, more homeowners will need the Kitchens and Baths planning guides on HGTVRemodels.com. In its quarterly Market Index Report released last week, the NKBA also found a 69% increase in revenue among kitchen and bath dealers since the third quarter 2010.
"The numbers from a year ago are encouragingly higher, ranging in increase from 4% to 85% higher on various points," stated Bill Darcy, executive vice president of the NKBA when the report was released. "We've seen an overall increase in sales volume and consumer traffic to showrooms in the past year."
The Kitchen Planning Guide offers insight on how to move past the frequent challenge of 'project paralysis' during a kitchen makeover. The guide shows visitors how to set goals, choose materials, optimise the layout, create a budget and work with contractors. In addition, the guide also includes articles abundant with inspirational imagery, slideshows and videos to enhance the experience.
Visitors to the Bath Planning Guide can learn how to plan for any bathroom size, whether it's a small powder room or a large master suite. The guide also includes helpful content that shepherds homeowner through the planning process to create a bathroom that's tailored to their needs and empowers them to hire the right professionals for the job.
"The results of the Market Index Report are encouraging," says Rich Lacy, vice president of HGTV's digital emerging brands. "Kitchen and bath makeovers are the most expensive remodelling projects in the home. The planning guides offer reliable and relevant advice on every aspect of the process."
Providing users with the latest information on all areas of home improvement, HGTVRemodels.com features expert advice, videos, photo galleries and articles along with extensive tools, guides and information.
18th November 2011