According to the National Association of Realtors recent 2019 Remodeling Impact Report: Do it yourself (DIY) 47% of all home projects are done by the renter or owner & 56% of projects for a pet are DIY. Deciding to remodel or renovate a part of your property will help in making a house feel fresh and will additionally add value if it eventually goes on the market.
The first big decision you will make is whether to choose to use a professional or do it yourself. Both DIY and professional work projects are done on the inside. The largest project that was reported were bathroom renovations, 25% hired a professional, while 26% did it themselves. Kitchen upgrades were second with 19% doing it themselves and 17% hired a professional. Complete Kitchen renovations ranked third with 16% hiring a pro while only 9% did it themselves.
Exterior popular projects were number one, roofing where 39% hired a pro and 35% did it themselves. Replacing wood or vinyl widows came in second in which 17% hired a pro and 24% did it themselves. Coming in third was replacing Vinyl siding with 9% doing it themselves and 16% hired a professional.
A surprise to me was that those who completed the projects themselves reported a higher "JOY SCORE" compared to those that hired a professional. 81% of those that completed the project themselves felt a major sense of accomplishment while only 73% felt the same way.
A fenced yard for their pet was the most common project. 52% hired a pro while only 37% did it themselves. Installing laminate flooring was another popular project that were more than likely completed by a professional and a dog door which was completed by a do it you selfer.
"JOY SCORE" for pet projects resulted in DIY had 9.4% while those that hired a pro score 9.3%. Increased enjoyment was close to 80% for those that hired a pro while only 58% of DIY felt satisfied.
These stats show it is pretty evenly divided on whether you hire a pro or DIY so if your up to tackling a remodeling project go ahead and do it...........it will most likely give you a feeling of satisfaction and add to the value of your home if you decide to sell it.....