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Here's how much that remodeling project will cost you

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Spring cleaning is child's play compared with the projects many homeowners are planning.

More than half of homeowners plan to continue or start remodeling this spring, according to a new survey from design and remodeling inspiration site Houzz. The site polled 95,920 of its users (who, arguably, are more inclined than the general population to undertake such projects).

Project costs can vary widely based on factors including the room size, scope of the project, local prices for materials and whether homeowners opt to hire a pro or go the do-it-yourself route. Based on Houzz data on 2016 projects, here's how much time and money you can expect to spend on popular projects:

Kitchen

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Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 31 percent

Average spend: $19,100 (up from $18,900 in 2015)

Average time spent planning: 7.7 months

Average time spent in construction: 5 months

Master bathroom

Luxury Bathroom
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Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 23 percent

Average spend: $11,700 (up from $11,300 in 2015)

Average time spent planning: 6.8 months

Average time spent in construction: 3.9 months

Living/family room

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Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 23 percent

Average spend: $5,400 (up from $5,000 in 2015)

Average time spent planning: 6.8 months

Average time spent in construction: 3.8 months

Master bedroom

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Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 16 percent

Average spend: $3,400 (up from $2,800 in 2015)

Average time spent planning: 6 months

Average time spent in construction: 3.3 months

Laundry room

Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 14 percent

Average spend: $2,800 (up from $2,200 in 2015)

Average time spent planning: 5.6 months

Average time spent in construction: 5 months

Dining room

Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 15 percent

Average spend: $2,600 (up from $2,300 in 2015)

Average time spent planning: 5.9 months

Average time spent in construction: 3.4 months

Home office

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Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 10 percent

Average spend: $2,400 (unchanged from 2015)

Average time spent planning: 6.7 months

Average time spent in construction: 3.6 months

Guest/other bedroom

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Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 16 percent

Average spend: $1,900 (up from $1,700 in 2015)

Average time spent planning: 5.1 months

Average time spent in construction: 3.1 months

Closet

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Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 15 percent

Average spend: $1,600 (down from $1,800 in 2015)

Average time spent planning: 4.2 months

Average time spent in construction: 2.5 months

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