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Most, Least Successful DIY Projects During the Pandemic

More homeowners have taken on remodeling projects, but not all end up successful.

With more owners tackling home repairs and upgrades themselves, CouponFollow, a homeowner savings resource, surveyed more than 1,000 about the do-it-yourself projects they’re doing during the pandemic. Two of the top motivations for taking on home improvement projects during the pandemic are enjoyment (49%) and mental health (34%), according to the survey.

Home improvement may be good for mental health, but not all projects have been successful, homeowners admit. For example, refinishing furniture requires a technique that may be tough to get right. Homeowners say refinishing furniture is their least successful DIY project, the survey shows.

The Most Successful DIY Projects Among Owners During the Pandemic

  1. Building/installing shelving and cabinetry
  2. Interior house painting
  3. Installing/enhancing a garden
  4. Bathroom décor
  5. Bedroom décor

Least Successful DIY Projects Among Owners During the Pandemic

  1. Refinishing furniture
  2. Exterior house painting
  3. Kitchen repair
  4. Bedroom repair
  5. Deck and patio décor

DIY projects may help homeowners save costs, but the prices can rise—especially if you mess up and have to redo your work.

DIY Chart

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