New-Home Construction Slows While Home Improvement Projects Rise

April 17, 2012

According to data released today from the U.S. Commerce Department, new-home construction fell 5.8 percent last month, with the seasonally adjusted annual rate coming in at only 654,000 new construction projects getting underway. While this number is still a 10.3 percent increase over projects in March 2011, it is a strong indicator that the new-home construction market is still struggling.


At Improvement Remodeling, we completely understand the trend. Why build an entirely new house when you can remodel an existing one at a fraction of the cost? We work with Portland homeowners every day spruce up their current homes through bathroom renovations, kitchen remodeling, second story additions, and other popular Portland home remodeling projects.


Portland home remodeling

Why build a new home when you can remodel your current one at a fraction of the cost?


If you’re a Portland-area homeowner looking to give your current home a facelift, consider one of these popular renovation projects:


Kitchen Remodeling

The kitchen is often the hub of the Portland home. Remodeling your kitchen can completely transform the look and feel of your home and breathe a breath of fresh air into an otherwise stale abode.


Decks and Patios

If you’re looking to update just the outside of your Portland home, Improvement Remodeling can help. We specialize in building custom decks and patios that fit your style, space, and budget.


Second Story Additions

Why build a new house when you can simply add another story to your current one? Second story additions are also a great option for Portland homeowners that love their current neighborhood but need a little more space.


Contact Improvement Remodeling today to learn more about these popular home remodeling projects or to discuss an idea of your own.

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