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Consumer Expenditure Surveys



  1. Dwellings under construction, including a vacation or second home
  2. Building an addition to the house or a new structure such as a porch, garage, or new wing
  3. Finishing a basement or an attic or enclosing a porch
  4. Remodeling one or more rooms in the house
  5. Landscaping the ground or planting new shrubs or trees
  6. Building outdoor patios, walks, fences, or other enclosures, driveways, or permanent swimming pools
  7. Repairing outdoor patios, walks, fences, driveways, or permanent swimming pools (including permanent above ground swimming pools)
  8. Inside painting or papering, spackling, sanding
  9. Outside painting, caulking, sanding, or surface repairs
  10. Plastering or paneling
  11. Plumbing or water heating installations and repairs
  12. Electrical work
  13. Heating or air conditioning jobs
  14. Flooring repair or replacement, including inlaid linoleum or vinyl tile
  15. Insulation
  16. Roofing, gutters, or downspouts
  17. Siding
  18. Installation, repair, or replacement of window panes, screens, storm doors, awnings, and the like
  19. Masonry, brick, or stucco work
  20. Other improvements or repairs (include security systems which are hard-wired into the home)


  1. Electric cooking stove, range, or oven
  2. Gas cooking stove, range, or oven
  3. Microwave oven
  4. Other cooking stove, range, or oven including wood, coal, or peat burning stoves
  5. Refrigerator
  6. Home freezer
  7. Dishwasher - built-in
  8. Dishwasher - portable
  9. Garbage disposal
  10. Clothes washer
  11. Clothes dryer
  12. Range hood
  13. Smoke alarms and detectors
  14. Trash compactor
  15. Window air conditioner
  16. Portable cooling and heating equipment, including portable dehumidifiers, humidifiers, fans, and space heaters; excluding window air conditioners
  17. Other major home appliances and equipment


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Last Modified Date: January 5, 2005