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Americans have been spending quite a bit of time in their homes this past year, so it’s no surprise that many took the opportunity to spruce up their surroundings with home improvement projects.
Bid-On-Equipment recently analyzed over 2,700 Google search terms to find out what types of home improvement projects Americans have been taking on this past year. They also surveyed 870 American homeowners to learn exactly how much they have spent on home improvement during the pandemic and also if they have DIY regrets.
Here’s what they found:
- 89% of respondents have made an improvement to their home during the pandemic.
- 58% said they tackled the project themselves. 27% hired a professional contractor and 15% said they did a mix of both.
- The average spend on home improvement projects during the pandemic was $3,797.
- The most common home improvement projects during the pandemic: 1. Exterior 2. Bathroom 3. Kitchen 4. Living room 5. Dining Room 6. Master bedroom.
- 27% regret their DIY home improvement project during the pandemic.
- Top reasons for DIY regrets: 1. Took too long 2. Cost too much 3. Disappointed with the results 4. Too complicated/should’ve hired a pro.
Take a look at the full report and infographic below.