Great News for the Remodeling Business!!

From Houzz..

Mar 27, 2013
Majority of U.S. Homeowners Believe Now is a Good Time to Renovate, Houzz Survey Finds
Largest-ever Study of Home Remodeling and Design Reveals Top Drivers, Challenges and Spending for U.S. Renovation Activity
Palo Alto, Calif., March 27, 2013 — Significantly more U.S. homeowners are moving forward with renovation projects compared to this time last year, according to the second annual Houzz & Home survey that garnered more than 100,000 responses from the Houzz community of 14 million monthly unique users. A majority of the homeowners surveyed also believe now is a good time to remodel (53 percent), and 58 percent of those planning projects in the next two years will hire professional help. The study also found that three-quarters of homeowners believe that now is a good time to buy a home. Together with last week’s Commerce Department report showing the rate of single-family home construction at its highest level in four and a half years, the results of this study point to a strengthening economy, housing and renovation market.

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Fearless Females in Design

I spent the day having LOTS OF FUN in San Francisco at the annual Design San Francisco Event I saw lots of stuff I liked and can’t wait to share with our clients, and plenty of stuff that is rarely seen in Santa Cruz.

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I drove up to the city with Scarlett, the energetic and creative force behind Saffron and Genevieve in Santa Cruz. We ran into lots of local designers including Lydia Lyons, Jayne Price, Denise Castagnola and Diane Davis among others

This is a quick little video of the end of the night

I loved this tile at Artistic Tile. The mother of pearl could add glam to so many bath and kitchen projects.

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