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Angie's List: What's hot in remodeling for 2015?

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Are you among the millions of homeowners planning to improve your home this year? Angie's List quizzed more than 1,000 contractors across the country to determine what's hot and what's not in 2015.

Angie's List said more than 60 percent of homeowners who've been talking with Angie's List contractors about remodeling in 2015 are prepared to open their wallets wider than those who made home improvements last year. And it's not because the prices are soaring - the projects are getting bigger.

“According to our contractor survey, 25 percent of their consumers are planning to spend $10,000 or more on home improvements in 2015," said Angie Hicks, Angie's List.

Remodeling projects that top the list this year; kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and bigger closets and pantries. Also on the list, more luxurious bathrooms.

“If you're updating your home, remodeling your bathroom is one of your best returns on investment," said Hicks "You're going to get probably 80 percent of your money back. But keep in mind, remodeling a bathroom is not a cheap project. Where it used to be an average bathroom might have been around $15,000, now they're starting $20,000, as much as $50,000 for a master bathroom.”

Another finding from the survey, more people are adding stainless steel appliances to their new kitchens.

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