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Homeowners, in the highest numbers since before the recession, are choosing to hire a professional for their home remodels.  These same homeowners are planning bigger more expensive remodels than their counterparts the do it yourself-ers.

The most popular home remodeling project continues to be kitchens with adding and remodeling bathrooms a close second.

The average budget for homeowners planning to remodel and hire a pro is $139,000 to remodel 3.7 rooms.  For do it yourself-ers, the projects are smaller – just 3.25 rooms on average and costs just $59,000.