Waiting is half the fun!

Well, okay, maybe not in the case of home remodeling but delays have become common for home remodelers.

According to the latest national data and surveys from Houzz, homeowners wanting to begin a remodeling project may be delayed a month or longer before the project can begin.

“Homeowners can anticipate wait times averaging 4.3 to 7.4 weeks before a pro can take on their project,” said Houzz. “Design-build firms have the longest backlogs, at an average of 7.4 weeks. General contractors and remodelers are not far behind, with an average seven-week wait time.”

As more and more homeowners choose to remodel rather than sell and buy a new house, the remodeling market has become flooded with projects.


Houzz issued its latest survey data on July 17.

“Nearly half (49%) of general contractors, remodelers and design-build companies…report an increase in kitchen or bathroom renovations for the first half of 2017, compared with the same period a year ago,” Houzz explained.  “Many homeowners are tackling multiple remodeling projects simultaneously…with large-scale renovations (kitchens, bathrooms and multiple projects) on the rise, it’s no wonder many of these firms are experiencing project backlogs.”

Backlogs can vary, depending of the region, but Heather Henning, president of HenningFlorida, said the average national wait time suggested by Houzz is consistent with wait time her company is experiencing here in Southwest Florida.

Henning said the HenningFlorida team works as efficiently and as effectively – all with quality craftsmanship – as anyone. A priority, she said, is getting the work done on time, on budget, while losing nothing to the overall quality.

She said HenningFlorida is committed to getting clients’ work done well and in a timely manner.

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