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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, permanent swimming pools, or hot tubs
  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. - Cooking stove, range, or oven
  2. - Microwave oven
  3. - Refrigerator or home freezer
  4. - Dishwasher - built-in
  5. - Dishwasher - portable
  6. - Garbage disposal
  7. - Clothes washer
  8. - Clothes dryer
  9. - Range hood
  10. - Smoke alarms and detectors
  11. - Trash compactor
  12. - Window air conditioner
  13. - Portable cooling and heating equipment, including portable dehumidifiers, humidifiers, fans, and space heaters; excluding window air conditioners
  14. - Other major home appliances and equipment

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Last Modified Date: September 19, 2008