Survey: Many homeowners use smartphones for remodeling

Sunnyvale, Calif. -- More than one out of four (27%) homeowners reported using their smartphones in the past for a variety of tasks to help with remodeling their homes. According to a new survey of U.S. homeowners by homeowner mobile app provider Planese, the percentage jumped to 40% when they were asked if they planned to use smartphones for future remodeling projects.

Detailed findings from the Planese survey indicate 65% of respondents plan to use a smartphone to find remodeling design ideas in future remodeling projects, while 95% plan to use a PC. Other findings on use of smartphone and PC for different aspects of remodeling projects include:

Get remodeling cost estimates

  • Use a smartphone (27%)
  • Use a PC (66%)

Search for a remodeling contractor

  • Use a smartphone (56%)
  • Use a PC (80%)           

Research products/services

  • Use a smartphone (67%)
  • Use a PC (67%)

Do background checks

  • Use a smartphone (25%)
  • Use a PC (50%)

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