Embarking on a DIY project isn’t for the faint of heart. You have to know what you’re doing (at least in theory); you will need tools and protective equipment; you’ll need to get your hands and clothes dirty.
But none of these things is the true reason why so many Americans never finish a DIY project they begin. A brand new survey of 2,000 American homeowners* reveals that bar high costs, which 52 percent of homeowners site as the main deterrent from completing that dream DIY project, boredom is the number one reason why those much-desired updates never get done.
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Over half of American homeowners (51 percent) have left home improvement tasks by the wayside and the average homeowner admitted they become nothing short of exhausted after spending just 54 minutes on an improvement project. Yes, that’s just under an hour. In fact, even more people (71 percent) need an option to speed up or simplify their home improvement project so they don’t leave tasks unfinished.
Exhaustion and boredom aren’t the only reasons why home improvement projects get derailed. A surprising proportion of people (47 percent) gave up on improving their home’s curb appeal because of bad weather. While the idea of repainting that exterior in gentle spring sunshine may appeal, painting anything in pouring rain is much less so.
Some people decided DIY was just…