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Majority of Americans think home renovations take longer than planned: survey

More than half of Americans think their home improvement project will take longer than planned, according to a survey from Angi.  (iStock)

The majority of Americans (52%) believe that home improvement projects will take longer than expected, but many are still confident in their ability to do the projects themselves, according to a survey from Angi.

U.S. home improvement sales are projected to increase to more than $550 billion this year as more Americans choose to do their remodeling projects themselves, according to Statista.

When looking at cost, women were 10% more likely than men to believe that DIY renovations would save money over hiring a professional, the survey said. Separately, about 12% of millennials said they thought renovations wouldn’t break the bank. 

The survey also said that 74% of Americans have some confidence in their ability to oversee a home renovation project, but 20% have

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Home Renovations: A Time-Sensitive Proposition

A recent study by Angi of 1,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and up has found that most homeowners (52%) believe that home renovations and improvement projects will take longer than anticipated.

A report from Statista predicts that U.S. home improvement sales are projected to reach $550 billion-plus this year.

“Over half of our survey respondents believe that home renovation projects are guaranteed to take longer than originally estimated,” said the report. “Fifty-five percent of men and 49% of women surveyed share this belief of never-ending home projects.”

Additional survey findings include:

  • Women are 10% more likely than men to believe DIY renovations save money over hiring a pro.
  • Millennials are 12%-13% more likely to feel that eco-friendly renovations won’t break the bank compared to Generation X and baby boomers.
  • Twenty percent of respondents have no idea about permit requirements for common home renovations.
  • Seventy-four percent of Americans have some
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Saving Money by Giving Second Hand Furniture a Makeover

Secondhand furniture makeovers have been steadily gaining popularity in recent years, particularly when it comes to seasonal decor.

This DIY decorating method allows decorators to save money, reduce environmental impact, create one-of-a-kind pieces and develop valuable skills. Here’s an in-depth look at some of the benefits that second hand furniture makeovers can offer.

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One key reason many people have started to give their secondhand furniture a makeover is that it saves them money. A brand-new piece of furniture might cost hundreds of dollars, but it’s easy to get quality secondhand furniture for a fraction of the price and make it look new.

This is especially important for seasonal decor, as revamping existing furniture per season means that individuals don’t waste their money buying new items every time the weather changes – they can have exceptional seasonal aesthetics without the terrible credit card bills.

Reduce Environmental

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