We’re celebrating World Statistics Day with a collection of stats that really hit home!
From bathroom layouts to window colors, a lot of home design choices come down to personal preference. But while you and your friends might disagree on which window grids look best on your homes, there are some objective facts and figures that will have your whole neighborhood planning their next home improvements.
Take a look at these surprising statistics we’ve collected for World Statistics Day, and click through to learn more about how each one can impact your home, your family, and even your wallet.
30% of Your Home’s Energy Loss is Through Your Windows
You pay good money to heat and cool the air inside your home, but according to the US Department of Energy, old and inefficient windows are responsible for as much of a third of a home’s energy loss. Radiation, conduction, and air infiltration are the three main culprits here. Without solving these problems, it’s money out the window. Learn more here.
“I had new windows installed. The installation was professional and timely. The new windows look great and have helped with my energy bills already.”
– Joshua B., Stamping Ground, KY
Removing Your Garden Tub Can Save 20 Square Feet in Your Bathroom
Depending on the type of garden tub you have, the amount of square footage you can reclaim by removing it will vary from home to home. What doesn’t change is the fact that these tubs are old, outdated, and downright wasteful. Garden tubs use significantly more water than standard tubs and showers, are difficult to clean, and present safety issues. Removing them is one of the most common bathroom remodels Improveit customers ask for. Click here for more stats on why garden tubs are on their way out.
“We had a garden tub removed and a new walk in shower installed in our master bathroom. The work was done in two days and the installer was excellent. He was very professional and cleaned up the work area spotlessly both days. The new shower is made of high–quality material that looks amazing. We are totally pleased with the whole process from start to finish. We have received numerous compliments on the new look. We have and will continue to highly recommend the Improveit Home Remodeling company!!”
– Michael H., Grove City, OH
61 Million Americans Live with a Disability
This may not seem like a home improvement statistic, but our experience with thousands of homeowners tells us it fits the category. The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies recently found that living with a disability often correlates with “poor housing fit.” This means that people who need accessibility or mobility accommodations don’t have them in their current homes. Creating an accessible bathroom is one way to help ensure a better quality of life for homeowners, their caregivers, and anyone who wants to plan for universal design that fits everyone’s needs.
Glass Comprises 86% of a Window
While this statistic may not come as that much of a surprise since windows are designed to be mostly glass. But what’s important to remember is that that glass in your windows has to function like a wall of your house – keeping out the elements, and making sure your comfortable inside air doesn’t escape. As we mentioned earlier, there are several ways old windows begin to fail in this part of their job, and some of it has to do with the glass. But did you know that some window glass is designed to work with your home to make it more energy efficient? Learn more about specialty Thermostat glass here – and how it comes standard on all Performax54 windows.
4 Out of 10 Homeowners Don’t Have Enough Bathroom Light
If this statistic resonates with you, you’re obviously not alone. Nearly 40% of respondents to a recent Houzz study said their bathrooms either have not enough light, or no natural light at all. This is a shame, considering the bathroom is often where we get ready for the day. Getting dressed, putting on makeup, and taking care of other grooming needs all require being able to see well! When we heard this surprising stat, we compiled a list of five ideas that can help improve your bathroom lighting situation.
“After the master bathroom remodel was completed we have a bright, beautiful, and modern update to our home. During the process the on-site construction team were professional and informative. They explained every aspect of the remodel and answered every question we had. The office staff called regularly to keep us informed of each stage of the process and again after the job was done to make sure we were satisfied with the finished product. We’re very satisfied!”
– Don J., Pickerington, OH
If these facts and figures have you heading down a World Statistics Day rabbit hole, Improveit can help! The Improveit blog and our handy resources page are packed with information you can use for knowledge and inspiration around the house.