VOLUME 8 • NUMBER 3 • DECEMBER 1989 JLC · DECEMBER 1989 Remodeling Remains Hot, NARI Says Remodeling contracts averaged $72,000 in 1988, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry revealed in its most recent survey of member firms. Contractors answering the survey projected even better performance in 1989, with an average anticipated sales volume of $1.94 million, up from $1.5 million in 1988. The 1988 National Remodeler/ Contractor Industry Survey reports that the kitchen remained the main target of homeowners who hire remodeling contractors. Kitchens topped the list both for new homeowners (57.6%) and for all types of remodeling projects commonly undertaken (65.7%). Following the kitchen, the most popular remodeling projects among new owners were additions, 49%; baths, 47.5%; and decks, 34.7%. Among all types of remodeling projects, the most popular