Home and Garden DIY Likely to Save Americans Billions of Dollars Every Year, Says New Survey

U.S.-Wide Hometalk Poll Reveals Significant Financial Advantages for Do-It-Yourselfers

Mar 14, 2016, 11:00 ET from Hometalk

NEW YORK, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Hometalk, the world's largest DIY community, today announced the results of a survey of U.S. DIYers, focused on why people choose to take on Home and Garden DIY projects.

More than 60% of respondents expect to save more than $1,000 per year on DIY projects. Given Hometalk.com's six million unique users per month, the resulting savings are more than $3.6 billion a year for Hometalkers alone. The cost savings for DIYers across the U.S. is likely in the tens of billions of dollars.

"Many DIYers are in it for the enjoyment and satisfaction they receive from creating something," said Miriam Illions, Co-founder and CMO of Hometalk. "But DIYers are also helping their own pocketbooks by taking on do-it-yourself projects, freeing up their valuable earnings to be spent on other things."

Among the other findings of the 1,000-DIYer survey were:

  • 64% of DIYers take on projects because they enjoy doing them and/or the challenge of DIY
  • 37% of DIYers spend 3 hours or less researching a given project
    • 65% spend less than 10 hours
  • 60% of DIYers believe they take on an equal number of "must-do" and "want-to-do" DIY projects


"One of the reasons why Hometalk.com is so popular is that Home and Garden DIYers enjoy what they do," added Illions. "None of our members are spending time with us out of any kind of obligation. They love it!"

About Hometalk 

Hometalk is the world's leading DIY Home & Garden community, and serves as the global knowledge hub and facilitator for DIY home & garden enhancement projects. With a dynamic, engaged community of six million monthly unique users, Hometalk provides a robust platform on which homeowners, bloggers and professionals share DIY projects, ask questions, inspire and become inspired. Hometalk engages its audience by providing useful, attractive and shareable content to its users. Hometalkers appear regularly in national and regional media such as NBC, The Today Show, Fox and Friends, House Beautiful and many others. DIY Topics on the site include home makeovers, repairs, cleaning, storage, decorating, crafts, gardening, and more. 

For more information: www.hometalk.com.

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