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Consumer Expenditure Surveys



  1. - Homes under construction, including a vacation or second home
  1. - Building an addition to the house or a new structure such as a porch, garage, or new rooms
    kitchen, bedrooms, family rooms, general purpose rooms, basement, etc
  decks, porches, patio, and terraces added or improved
    attached garages, carports, breezeways, greenhouses, and sheds
  detached garages or carports added or improved
    other detached outside buildings added or improved (sheds, greenhouses, storm cellars)
  other outside additions or alterations (boat docks, terracing, grading and filling, retaining walls)

  1. - Finishing a basement or an attic or enclosing a porch
  1. - Remodeling one or more rooms in the house
    bathroom remodeling   kitchen remodeling
  interior restructuring or other areas (removing or adding walls and/or the creation of new rooms within the structure or the demolition of part of the structure)
  1. - Landscaping the ground or planting new shrubs or trees
  1. - Building outdoor patios, walks, fences, or other enclosures, driveways, permanent swimming pools, or hot tubs
    recreational facilities   fences added or improved
    patios and terraces   detached building
    driveways and walkways added or improved
  1. - Repairing outdoor patios, walks, fences, driveways, or permanent swimming pools (including permanent above-ground swimming pools)
    fences   recreational facilities    patios and terraces
  1. - Painting, either interior or exterior, or wallpapering
    wallpaper   combination of painting and wallpapering    varnish, sealant, lacquer, and waterproofing
  1. - Plastering or paneling

  2.     also includes drywall patching
  3. - Plumbing or water heating installations or repairs
    plumbing fixtures   water heater
    septic tank   built-in dishwasher or laundry tubs
    all interior water pipes   external sprinkler systems, septic tanks, and wells
    garbage disposal
  1. - Electrical work

  2.     includes garage door opener
  3. - Heating or air conditioning jobs
  4. - Flooring installation, repair, or replacement, including carpeting, wood, vinyl, and tile
    carpet   tile, linoleum, or vinyl    other flooring including wood, slate, marble, or concrete
  1. - Insulation

  2. - Roofing, gutters, or downspouts
    complete re-roofing   repair of shingles, gutters, downspouts, etc.
    combined replacements including re-roofing   combined maintenance and repairs including roofing
  1. - Siding

  2. - Installation, repair, or replacement of window panes, screens, storm doors, awnings, and the like
    windows (interior or exterior)   doors (interior or exterior)
  1. - Masonry, brick, or stucco work

  2. - Other improvements or repairs (include security systems which are hard-wired into the home)


  1. - Cooking stove, range, or oven
  2. - Microwave oven
  1. - Refrigerator or home freezer

    mini refrigerator   wine refrigerator
  1. - Built-in dishwasher

  2. - Portable dishwasher
  3. - Garbage disposal
  4. - Clothes washer and dryer
  5. - Range hood
  6. - Smoke alarms and detectors
  7. - Window air conditioner
  8. - Portable cooling and heating equipment
    portable dehumidifiers   humidifiers    fans   space heaters
         Do not include window air conditioners
  1. - Lamps, lighting fixtures, or ceiling fans

  2. - Other major home appliances and equipment
    trash compactor   water softener    central air conditioner
   furnace   heat pump

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Last Modified Date: April 12, 2013