inPAINT Magazine April 2018

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TRENDS

HELP WANTED (in the Kitchen) The 2018 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study found that nearly nine in 10 homeowners (85%) hire help for their kitchen renovation projects, with urban and suburban homeowners significantly more likely than rural dwellers to hire a pro (89% and 87% vs. 78%, respectively).

The Real ROI of Your R&R Space While decks and patios both offer great ways to enjoy the great outdoors, according to Remodeling magazine’s 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, both wood and composite decks offer a better ROI.

JOB COST

RESALE VALUE

COST RECOUPED

Deck addition (wood) $10,950 $9,065 82.8% Deck addition (composite) $17,668 Backyard patio

$11,239

63.6%

$54,130 $25,769 47.6%

COLORFUL CUPBOARDS According to InteriorZine.com, color will be playing a big role in kitchen design in 2018/2019. The interior design website predicts the following hues will be among the colors of choice for refreshing kitchen cabinets:

JOB REFERRALS

Consider the Source

While all referred employees are more likely to report that they are satisfied with their employer and that they have a great relationship with their manager, the source of their referral matters. Employees who sought out an existing employee for a referral are the most engaged workers, while employees who received a referral from a family member or close friend have notably lower levels of satisfaction. SOURCE: The Impact of Job Referrals: Effects on Pay, Engagement, Diversity. PayScale.com

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Remodels on the Rise (Big Time) According to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, residential remodeling spending is estimated to increase $18.9 billion between Q4 2017 and Q3 2018.