Survey Finds 57% of New Homeowners Think They Can Do This On Their Own
The number jumps to 64% for millenials!
Think you can tackle a home remodeling project sans expert help? You're not alone. According to a Home Depot survey, which polled 1,000 new homeowners, 57% said they would be able to remodel a room in their home without any professional aid. For the survey, the company included 1,000 people who had bought a home in the past year who were age 25 and older, reports Apartment Therapy.
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Interestingly, the survey results indicated that millenials are even more confident than other age groups in their home remodeling savvy: 64% believed they could handle a remodeling effort without help. In terms of actual projects, kitchen and bathroom renovations were cited as the rooms respondents would want to transform first, with 33% and 27% of the vote, respectively.
Interestingly, Home Depot is attributing these findings in part to the "Fixer Upper" effect, since Chip and Joanna Gaines make the home remodeling process look fun and fairly straightforward. TV magic aside, if you're looking for some guidance, check out these seven home improvement projects to try this year and be sure to have painting clothes handy.