BuildZoom's latest report analyzes data for 53 metros to unveil the share of projects for which homeowners hire professionals or do it themselves. While one in three projects is DIY, whether Americans call a pro or roll up their sleeves varies substantially depending on where they live and what they're setting out to do. Here's a quick breakdown:
The decision to do-it-yourself (DIY) varies greatly by project value. For example, 45.5% of jobs below $1,000 in value are done by homeowners, whereas only 12% of jobs greater than 10,000 are.
The differences in DIY share by project type are even greater, ranging from 9.9% for heating and cooling projects to 49.3% for exterior structure projects.
The most handy metro (Riverside, CA - the "Inland Empire") is twice as likely to chose DIY than the least handy metro (Boston) with DIY shares of 40% and 20% respectively.
Check out all the findings HERE.