Americans spend a lot of time in their homes and that has only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 enjoy doing the most. 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 from their home improvement projects. Their survey found that 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 is $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. 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.