Results for - The DIY Home Improvement survey

15,774 voters participated in this survey

  • Would you describe yourself as 'handy'?
    1. Would you describe yourself as 'handy'?
    Yes | 53.20% | 8,391 votes
    No | 36.96% | 5,830 votes
    Undecided | 9.85% | 1,553 votes
  • 2. Which of the following tools do you own?
    Set of screwdrivers | 82.71% | 13,046 votes
    Hammer | 84.06% | 13,259 votes
    Power drill | 56.61% | 8,930 votes
    Electric screwdriver | 39.10% | 6,167 votes
    Step-ladder | 56.95% | 8,984 votes
    spirit level | 26.09% | 4,115 votes
    T-square | 31.57% | 4,980 votes
    Tile saw | 13.06% | 2,060 votes
    Crowbar | 38.18% | 6,023 votes
    Router | 19.86% | 3,133 votes
    Circular Saw | 29.99% | 4,731 votes
    Coping saw | 13.60% | 2,146 votes
    Miter box | 19.48% | 3,072 votes
    Safety goggles | 46.35% | 7,311 votes
  • 3. Which of the following disciplines can you handle yourself?
    Tiling | 44.81% | 7,069 votes
    Hardwood flooring | 28.67% | 4,523 votes
    Plumbing | 29.11% | 4,592 votes
    Electrical | 23.03% | 3,633 votes
    Carpentry | 36.17% | 5,706 votes
    Roofing | 15.09% | 2,381 votes
    Insulation | 25.94% | 4,092 votes
  • 4. Have you ever done any of the following
    Installed a light fitting | 33.40% | 5,268 votes
    Installed an electrical socket | 27.14% | 4,281 votes
    Installed a dishwasher | 17.03% | 2,687 votes
    Installed a Washer and Dryer | 31.44% | 4,959 votes
    Installed a toilet | 26.29% | 4,147 votes
    Installed a bathtub or shower | 13.31% | 2,100 votes
    Laid carpet | 28.99% | 4,573 votes
    Fixed a leaky faucet | 42.86% | 6,761 votes
    Installed baseboards | 24.07% | 3,797 votes
    Installed roof shingles | 15.84% | 2,498 votes
    Put up blinds | 63.07% | 9,948 votes
    Put up a shelf | 62.48% | 9,856 votes
    Bought something fro IKEA and assembled it | 38.53% | 6,077 votes
  • 5. Where is the first place you turn when you need something done in your home?
    My Dad | 17.03% | 2,686 votes
    My Brother | 4.47% | 705 votes
    My Husband | 26.76% | 4,221 votes
    Another relative | 8.89% | 1,403 votes
    I do it myself | 28.68% | 4,524 votes
    I call a professional (non-relative) | 8.93% | 1,408 votes
    Other (please specify) | 5.24% | 827 votes
  • 6. Do you do your own oil changes?
    Yes | 26.47% | 4,176 votes
    No | 73.53% | 11,598 votes
  • 7. Where do you draw the line when it comes to doing things yourself
    If I have never done something before, I leave it to the professionals | 28.62% | 4,514 votes
    If it's potentially dangerous (electrical, natural gas) | 48.76% | 7,691 votes
    If it involves heights (roofing/ladders) | 9.26% | 1,461 votes
    I'll have a crack at any problem | 13.36% | 2,108 votes

04/16/2012 Living 10 points 219

Comments

  • rynopenton profile photo
    Very informative I like it.
    about 1 year
  • estew profile photo
    They are a great way to save money!!
    about 1 year
  • eaten58 profile photo
    I myself is not handy. I can put a nail in the wall that is aboitv
    about 1 year
  • njnetsbently profile photo
    yes i would
    about 1 year
  • mikeypz1993 profile photo
    I have never done a DIY, but I'd love to soon!
    about 1 year
  • junebug505 profile photo
    I love DIY projects
    about 1 year
  • Dibear18 profile photo
    I am very handy when it comes to things like this. I can do just about anything with a little help. I have built walls, layed carpet and flooring, layed tile, hung drywall. I usually turn to my dad when I get ready to do something.
    about 1 year
  • anunusualwoman profile photo
    I used to do roofing for a living so that I can handle. The rest I leave up to my husband since I'm pretty much mechanically disinclined.
    about 1 year
  • bluebutterfly609 profile photo
    this survey really got me,i feel i'm kinda handy person but not really.i could only fix a very minor stuff such toilet drainer,paint a wall(can notice as unprofessional way),change door lock and put things together a dyi shelf....good survey though.
    about 1 year
  • Littlechop profile photo
    question 4 gave me no option for none of the above and i HAD to answer it.. i can't do any of that stuff!!!!
    about 1 year
  • ShirlPait profile photo
    I learned at an early age that I could not depend on my husband to do repairs or call someone to do them so I learned to do most everything around the house, myself. I have hung ceiling fans, tied into a septic tank (which passed inspection) and refitted the pipes on my water pump. I have also done other repairs too numerous to mention. As one gentleman said, "ladies, don't you know we outlive men?" Be able to do anything. I have also taught my daughters to take care of most household repairs.
    about 1 year
  • Yunita profile photo
    No hago trabajos grandes, pero puedo reparar mis lamparas, mis llaves si alguna gotea, puedo chapear mi patio, limpiar mi pc, pintar mi casa.........
    about 1 year
  • torotise66 profile photo
    I really like these surveys. it teaches me alot
    about 1 year
  • mownlist12 profile photo
    My husband and my son help me when I need it.
    about 1 year
  • patriciab17 profile photo
    I like to make and repair things myself if I can
    about 1 year
  • angrobb54 profile photo
    my husband is the diy expert i am his helper
    about 1 year
  • cluhlenbrauck profile photo
    whats diy exactly.?
    about 1 year
  • Risar profile photo
    great survey!!!
    about 1 year
  • wildrose78 profile photo
    great surveys
    about 1 year
  • Charlie615 profile photo
    ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!!!!203-999-2386
    about 1 year
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