Beginning in 2022 HIRI launched this quarterly tracker, the spiritual successor of the Consumer Project Planning Survey done previously. Like the Consumer Project Planning survey, a primary goal of this survey is to determine what types of projects and activities homeowners are planning on undertaking within the next three months. The Home Improvement Project Activity Tracker improves on this concept in two ways:
- In addition to what project activities homeowners plan on doing, we are also tracking activities that they recently completed within the last three months.
- The way in which we collect activity has been altered to collect which areas of their house they improved, followed by which activity they did within that home area.
The Home Improvement Project Activity Tracker samples 2,000 homeowners per quarter and covers 19 home areas and 38 home improvement activities. Fielding and table creation were done in partnership with IPSOS for each corresponding quarter.