DIY appeals to most home owners
RENOVATING is big business in Australia and it takes a big chunk of savings to transform your home.
So many home owners think they’ll save a few of their hard-earned bucks by DIY’ing some aspects.
What areas are home owners happy to do themselves? And which services should you always outsource to the experts?
Seventy per cent of renovators admit to finishing some areas of their renovations themselves, with the most popular being painting.
A whopping 82% say they did at least some of the painting in their recent transformations.
“It is without a doubt the one thing most people think they can have a crack at and some people have a nifty touch with the paintbrush for sure,” says ServiceSeeking.com.au CEO Jeremy Levitt.
“But it can be time consuming and picky work, so it doesn’t suit all temperaments.
“And a messy paint job can ruin an otherwise perfectly executed room.
“But when budgets are tight it is definitely the first thing renovators tackle themselves.”
Landscaping (46%), demolition (43%) and interior design (77%) are also often tackled head on by plucky home owners.
And a messy paint job can ruin an otherwise perfectly executed room. — Jeremy Levitt