A new national survey released today reveals 20% of Americans only deep clean their homes every six months, if ever. One in three (30%) admit to not cleaning in areas out of arm's reach (e.g. high ceilings, tops of kitchen cabinets) where unwanted dust and dander can settle and have an adverse effect the quality of the air inside a home. Additionally, a majority of those surveyed (54%) believe indoor air quality is about the same or better than outdoor air quality, failing to realize indoor air can contain more pollutants than outdoor air. In other words, our homes can be dirtier than we think.
At a time when Americans' lives are busier than ever and to-do lists feel never ending, organizing makes homeowners into masters of their universe; a staggering 95% of homeowners say they feel when their home is organized that their life is organized, according to a new MasterBrand Cabinets home organization survey. The nation's leading cabinetry manufacturer conducted a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adult homeowners ages 25–65, revealed today.
Delta Faucet revealed the results of its biannual Homeowner Index survey, which found one in four Americans would spend upwards of $20,000 on their kitchen remodel this season. With an overwhelming majority of homeowners (89%) planning to host a summer gathering, it comes as no surprise that nearly half (46%) of respondents named the kitchen the room they would be most likely to remodel.
According to The NPD Group, Inc., the total home textiles market declined 3.5% in dollar sales for the 12 months ending June 2009, versus the same time last year, and has been declining steadily over the past three years. In spite of all this, the kitchen and dining home textile segment grew 3.7% in dollar sales, compared to the previous 12 months, and was the only segment that showed growth in the 12 months ending June 2009. In fact, the growth in kitchen and dining is the only growth seen among the main textile segments (bed, bath, kitchen & dining, and window) in the past few years.