Tag: DIY

Home Improvement Accident-Related ER Visits are 23% More Likely to Affect Millennials than Boomers

Mil­len­ni­als are more like­ly than baby boomers to land in the ER from a DIY home improve­ment project gone awry, and that overzeal­ous­ness may be because they are eager to show off their lat­est project on social media, accord­ing to a new sur­vey by SoFi.

Painting Tops List of Home Improvement Projects This Spring

Many home­own­ers will be look­ing to cre­ate dream spaces with paint this spring. Accord­ing to a new Nation­al Home Design and Col­or Sur­vey from Sher­win-Williams, sev­en-in-10 home­own­ers plan to under­take a house-relat­ed project in the next six months. Of those home­own­ers plan­ning house projects, paint­ing tops the list with 42% want­i­ng to liv­en up their space with col­or, fol­lowed by land­scap­ing (39%) and redec­o­rat­ing (30%).

DIY Consumers Shopping Online for Supplies

More con­sumers are hop­ing to save mon­ey by tak­ing on do-it-your­self projects. Whether it’s paint­ing the kitchen or swap­ping out the car bat­tery, con­sumers are edu­cat­ing them­selves with the help of online videos and get­ting to work. They are also turn­ing to online sources to order the equip­ment they need, espe­cial­ly auto parts, accord­ing to a new AutoPartsWare​house​.com report.

As Home-Ownership Increases, So Will Home Improvement and DIY

2014 is expect­ed to be a big year for new homes and do-it-your­self projects, accord­ing to the Amer­i­can Express Spend­ing & Sav­ing Track­er. This year, 16% of those sur­veyed are plan­ning to move, which marks a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence from 10% in 2012. 73% are plan­ning home improve­ment projects in 2014, spend­ing an aver­age of $4,000.

Homeowners to Shift DIY Focus to Landscapes This Year

A lot of home­own­ers have resolved to work on their lawn­scapes in the new year, accord­ing to a recent sur­vey from the Home Projects Coun­cil. The most pop­u­lar out­door do-it-your­self home improve­ment New Year’s res­o­lu­tion project is land­scap­ing in the front or back­yard. The HPC sur­vey also fore­casts an increase in time and mon­ey spent on projects by home­own­ers in 2014.

Smaller DIY Projects May Lead to New Marketing

Whether home­own­ers are ner­vous about over-improv­ing their prop­er­ties or just con­tin­u­ing to feel the eco­nom­ic pinch, the days of the mega-home improve­ment projects may be behind us for a while. Three or four years ago, kitchen and bath­room makeovers fueled the home improve­ment indus­try and many con­sumers spent thou­sands of dol­lars turn­ing their back­yards in out­door liv­ing spaces.