5 Most & Least Regretted DIY Home Projects

Thinking of going the DIY route for a home improvement project? Well you’re not alone. Nearly three-quarters of homeowners have completed a DIY project in the past three years. However, 40 percent of them wished they hadn’t, according to a new survey from home design site Zillow Digs.

Deciding whether to do it yourself or hire professional help is a common question. To help homeowners make better decisions related to tackling home improvement projects, Zillow Digs asked homeowners from around the country which projects they regretted the most and the least. The results of the survey are revealed below.

Top 5 most-regretted DIY projects

1.  Add or expand a room (such as a bathroom or bedroom)

regret 1

Courtesy of Zillow Digs

2. Refinish cabinetry (kitchen or bath)

regret 2

Courtesy of Zillow Digs

3. Refinish basement or attic

regret 3

Courtesy of Zillow Digs

4. Reinstall new carpeting

regret 4

Courtesy of Zillow Digs

5. Refinish or install new hardwood floors

regret 5

Courtesy of Zillow Digs

Top 5 least-regretted DIY projects

1. Replace lighting fixtures

no regrets 1.1

Courtesy of Zillow Digs

2. Replace cabinet hardware (kitchen or bath)

no regret 2.2

Courtesy of Zillow Digs

3. Paint one or more rooms

painting 2

Courtesy Zillow Digs

4. Install new kitchen appliances

No regrets 4

Courtesy Zillow Digs

5. Replace plumbing fixtures (bath, sink, toilet)

plumbing features

Courtesy Zillow Digs

Looking for inspiration for your next home renovation project? Check out Zillow Digs today!

Zillow Blog – Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News » Home Improvement

Featured East Metro Atlanta Homes

5 Most & Least Regretted DIY Home Projects was originally published on Southern Classic Realtors – Nivla Calcinore – Bringing You Home