Thanks to the countless shows on HGTV, a lot of us these days think we can handle projects around the house ourselves, rather than hire professionals, but a new study finds most of us really just can’t. According to a survey by Porch.com, the average American actually has nine unfinished DIY projects in their home at any one time. And a lot of those unfinished projects have been that way for a while.
In fact, a third of people say that they’ve delayed at least one DIY project for a year or more, with 57% of people saying their home is currently a “work in progress.” As for the projects most likely to be neglected, the most common is house painting (55%), followed by a third of people who have delayed remodeling a bathroom, and 28% of people who haven’t put down new carpet.
It’s not all bad news though. A typical homeowner does usually finish four of their projects within a year, with 10% of people saying they are completely satisfied with their home improvement projects.
Source: Study Finds