MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kukun, a leading online platform that helps homeowners navigate the home remodeling process, today announced that its data scientists identified that San Francisco is among the most active cities and living rooms are among the most active projects of 2015. Top cities and projects in the respective top five lineups include the following:
Cities: San Francisco, Portland, San Jose, New York and Atlanta
Home Improvement Projects: Living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and dining rooms
"This past year was all about upgrading the main rooms of the house; the places where homeowners spend most of their time either privately or entertaining guests. While we still saw a lot of projects like home office, guest house, or pool renovation, these came secondary to improving functionality and style in rooms that most directly affect the home's current value and also increase the return on investment when selling. It was no surprise that desirable cities with great realty markets led the way in renovation as well." said Raf Howery, CEO and co-founder of Kukun.
The data also revealed the average project costs for the top improvements were, as follows: Living rooms ($10K), Kitchens ($52K), Bathrooms ($16K), Bedrooms ($10K), and Dining rooms ($12K). The return on these same investments includes: Living rooms (92%), Kitchens (83%), Bathrooms (88%), Bedrooms (67%), Kitchen (83%) and Dining rooms (90%). Of the top five improvements, living rooms cost the least when making renovations but have the highest ROI.
Additionally, the Company is starting the New Year with 'renovating' its site to include rich, new professional profiles. These profiles have been enhanced to truly help homeowners find the best, most qualified and most recognized professionals on the platform to help them with their 2016 home renovation needs.
These profiles aggregate data Internet-wide, including government sites, to bring users the most up to date information about potential contractors, designers, and other industry professionals for hire.
With over 75,000 professionals in the directory covering the top fifteen metro areas in the US (and expanding), home renovators in those areas are able to find the best pros for their projects.
"The benefit of these enhanced profiles is that homeowner can make a quick but very informed judgment regarding which professional to hire without the hassle of going to several places or sources to find the information they need and select the professional right for them. Additionally, Kukun does not charge users ANY fee or promote any professionals. As a result, users can hire a pro strictly on their merits and professionals don't feel compelled to pay to be visible," continued Howery.
More About Kukun Professional Profiles:
The new professional profiles features more complete data for a richer profile. This new data includes a business description, services offered, social media profiles, certifications and awards, featured projects, references, licenses and BBB accreditation.
Less than one year old, Kukun has already helped homeowners with an estimated 52,983 home renovation projects, worth $463,807,967. Kukun is ready to take things to the next level in 2016, with enhanced profiles and this data serving as a simple preview of what's to come from the Company in the near future.
Kukun is the perfect marketplace with easy-to-use tools for home renovators who'd like to complete ANY renovation project for their home. Kukun's tools help home renovators manage the entire process from beginning to end, so they can control the time and money involved along the way. Homeowners use our tools to automatically get answers to the majority of their questions so they can embark on their renovation projects with confidence. In addition, Kukun caters to industries that provide services to homeowners, such as construction professionals, banks, retailers, interior designers and real estate agents.
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Home Remodeling Estimation Tool Explainer Video: https://youtu.be/QhsjEnTfHsc
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