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Millennials Are Getting Down with Home Improvement Projects

Young Woman working home improvement project by Painting House Wall Public Domain via Need Pix

Millennials are getting handier around the home since COVID-19 lockdown measures began, according to this new survey.

In fact, the poll of 2,000 homeowners found that compared to other generations, millennials have been the busiest, with 81% having tackled a home improvement project since March.

Conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with blow torch manufacturer Bernzomatic, the survey examined the various home improvement projects that American homeowners have completed while stay-at-home orders have been in effect—and why they chose to take them on in the first place.

Two-thirds of the respondents say they tackled their project to save money while 49% simply needed something to keep themselves busy during lockdown.

Overall, the average homeowner has attempted four different home improvement projects since March and saved an estimated $160 simply by attempting to complete a project themselves.

From painting the house (32%) and working on landscaping projects outside (29%) to re-caulking (27%) and re-tiling kitchens and bathrooms (24%), homeowners have kept themselves busy these past six months.

Not only have these projects kept homeowners busy, they have also led to new hobbies; 73% of those who tackled a home improvement project on their own revealed that afterward, they felt resilient enough to keep taking on more projects and 67% of homeowners look forward to tackling more projects in the future.

And there’s more to be done, as 71% of homeowners still said their home is a “work in progress.”

It’s no wonder that half of the homeowners surveyed (50%) plan on doing a DIY home improvement project before the end of this year.

Twenty-nine percent plan to work on landscaping projects outside, while 57% plan on taking on projects ahead of the holiday season.

Holiday-prep projects include bathroom and kitchen renovation, filling driveway cracks, fixing the patio landscape and replacing countertops and kitchen floors.

10 HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AMERICANS LOOK FORWARD TO CREATING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

  1. New lighting system
  2. Bathroom renovation
  3. Kitchen renovation
  4. Fill a driveway crack
  5. Create handmade gifts
  6. Improving patio landscape
  7. Complete woodworking projects
  8. Replacing flooring
  9. Replace the windows
  10. Replacing countertops

 

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