HIRI DIY or Pro

Want valuable DIY and pro insights for your business? Based on data from three proprietary Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) studies, the Trends in DIY and Pro Home Improvement report may be exactly what you need.

Study Highlights

  • Two-thirds of projects are completely DIY, with interior painting and landscaping being the most popular projects for homeowners to tackle on their own.
  • When it comes to replacing roofs and siding, replacing windows or remodeling kitchens, homeowners are more likely to contract with a pro.
  • Project costs increase significantly when professionals are involved and tend to grow with their level of involvement.
  • However, many homeowners do not understand the cost of hiring professionals. In fact, nearly one-third underestimate the final cost, which explains why fewer homeowners plan on doing DIY projects than those who actually complete them on a DIY basis.

Want to learn more about the types of projects homeowners are planning, the materials they are purchasing to complete them, and whether they’re more likely to go the DIY route or hire a pro? When you become a member of HIRI, you’ll gain full access to this report and countless others with valuable research related to the home improvement industry. JOIN NOW