Touched up: Housing market growth will provide a boost to industry demand and revenue

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Remodeling provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising residential construction activity and growth in disposable income will drive demand
  • Remodelers have been in high demand for those trying to flip homes
  • The industry’s primary market will grow as homeownership rises
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, the Remodeling industry has continued its upward trend, as several factors have encouraged consumers to increase spending on home improvements. Over the five years to 2022, industry recovery will be driven by improvements in employment and per capita disposable income. Additionally, housing prices are expected to continue rising, bolstering demand for industry services. Despite tightening monetary policy, interest rates are expected to grow slowly. As a result, the homeownership rate is anticipated to only slightly decrease over the five years to 2022. Consequently, industry revenue is forecast to increase, albeit at a slightly slower rate than during the previous five-year period.

    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Few barriers to entry exist in the industry other than the need to obtain state-based licenses and registration. The capital equipment requirements for this industry are rudimentary and formal skill requirements are seldom enforceable. Therefore, the barriers to new entrants are generally low.

    In addition, in 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. According to this legislation, remodelers working on pre-1978 homes with lead-based paint must be certified by the EPA and use EPA-trained and certified renovators. This is to reduce the risk of harmful debris caused by remodeling activities such as sanding and demolition. The

    Additional Insights for the Remodeling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Remodeling Industry are

  • Having a high prior success rate (including completed prior contracts)
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private spending on home improvements and House price index in the Remodeling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Remodeling Industry?

    Operators in this industry remodel and renovate the interior and exteriors of residential buildings (i.e. single-family homes and multifamily apartment building units). Remodeling includes additions, alterations, reconstruction, maintenance and repair work. This industry is composed of general contractors, operative remodelers, remodeling design-build companies and remodeling project construction management companies. This industry does not include commercial remodeling.

    Industry Products
    Kitchen remodeling
    Bathroom remodeling
    Room additions and other interior alterations
    Outside additions
    Systems and equipment
    Disaster repairs
    Industry Activities
    Residential additions, alterations and renovations
    Construction management for residential remodeling
    Fire and flood restoration
    Home improvement
    Porch construction
    Sunroom additions
    Kitchen and bathroom upgrades
    Other remodeling projects

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • House price index
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Homeownership rate
  • Prime rate

  • Current Performance
  • Demand constraints
  • Market rebound
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth prospects
  • Price competition eases
  • Innovation and trends
  • Table: Remodeling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Remodeling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Apartment Rental
  • Educational Services
  • Public Administration
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Lumber Wholesaling
  • Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
  • Roofing, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling
  • Sawmills & Wood Production
  • Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Outside additions
  • Systems and equipment
  • Room additions and other interior alterations
  • Other
  • Kitchen remodeling
  • Bathroom remodeling
  • Disaster repairs
  • Chart: Remodeling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Single family houses (detached)
  • Apartment buildings
  • Single family houses (attached)
  • Other
  • Stores, restaurants other commercial buildings
  • Office buildings
  • Hotels, motels, and tourist cabins
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Remodeling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Remodeling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Remodeling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Remodeling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Remodeling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Private spending on home improvements (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    General Contractor
  • An individual or company that manages the construction of a building or structure for a property owner or developer. A GC may retain its own labor force or use subcontractors for projects.
  • Green Remodeling
  • Remodeling which increases a home's energy efficiency as well as reduces a building's impact on human health and the environment, through better design, construction, operation and maintenance.
  • Gypsum Wallboard
  • Also known as drywall, it is a panel used in interior construction to form a wall or ceiling.
  • Weatherization Assistance Program
  • Federal program to enable low-income families to reduce energy expenses by funding remodeling or repair projects to improve a home's energy efficiency
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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