A do it yourself home improvement project can save you some cash but they also come with risks as well. Most young homeowners say they are likely to tackle a home repair themselves but 43% of total homeowners admit they have messed up a DIY project in the past. The median expense for a bathroom remodel would cost $1,500 for a DIY project when compared to $5,500 for a professional to do it. However, a professional is typically a much better remodeler as they do that type of work often.
- 43 percent of homeowners have admitted that they have tried a do it yourself project in the past and messed it up.
- If you aren’t fully confident you can complete a project it is best to hire a professional.
- The worst case scenario of a do it yourself project is you do damage to your home and have to hire a professional anyway.
“Younger homeowners were more likely to tackle projects on their own, with those ages 25 to 29 DIY-ing 59 percent of the time.”