Metro homeowners who didn’t do the work themselves spent an average of $14,116 for a nicer bathroom and $29,995 for a new kitchen. Not as glamorous, but many local homeowners need to replace worn out flooring, paneling and ceilings. An energy audit and the goal to cut heating and cooling costs factor into replacing leaky windows, doors, roofing and insulation. In addition to paint (45 percent), all those surveyed said they are most likely to purchase accessories (36 percent), lighting (35 percent) and interior furniture (31 percent) in the next six months. Before calling in the demolition crew, homeowners do their homework. According to the survey, they spent six months to a year planning for big-ticket renovations projects.