Top home renovation trends in India, according to Houzz


  • A third of homeowners on Houzz, a leading home renovation platform, prefer to spend on renovation than buying a new house.
  • And 97% of them hired a professional including a carpenter, electricians and plumbers for repairs and renovations.
  • Over 29% of homebuyers are resorting to smart technologies like home assistants, streaming media players while renovating their home.
A third of homeowners prefer to spend on renovation than buying a new house, with annual median expenditure at ₹300,000 in 2018. Further, as many as 26% of the 2500 respondents are mulling over renovating, according to a survey by Houzz — an American home renovation platform that is entering India.

Data also showed that 97% of homeowners hired a professional including a carpenter, electricians and plumbers for repairs and renovations.

A significant portion of homeowners hired a professional in 2018 (97%), with carpenters, electricians and plumbers in greatest demand (81, 76 and 63%, respectively). Of all generations, Gen Xers are the most likely to hire professional help, though the gap is surprisingly narrow.

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“Despite a number of headwinds for the global and national economy, renovation activity continued to keep pace in 2018 and will likely experience growth in 2019,” said Sanjay Nadkarni, Country Operations Manager, Houzz India.

“Pent up demand continues to be the biggest trigger for renovations today, as homeowners prefer to stay put and invest in the design and functionality of their current home over moving to a different home. ”, Nadkarni added.

What are people spending on and how?

SourcesPercentage of people using sources
Cash/Savings81%
Credit Card that can be used anywhere14%
Personal loan from friends and family8%
Cash from previous home sale6%
Construction loan6%

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Over 29% of homebuyers are resorting to smart technologies like home assistants, streaming media players while renovating their home.

And cash (81%) was the most used medium to pay for renovation followed by credit cards (14%)and loan from friends (8%) in all age groups.

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