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% 8,391 votes
    • No
      37% 5,830 votes
    • Undecided
      10% 1,553 votes
  • 2. Which of the following tools do you own?
    • Set of screwdrivers
      83% 13,046 votes
    • Hammer
      84% 13,259 votes
    • Power drill
      57% 8,930 votes
    • Electric screwdriver
      39% 6,167 votes
    • Step-ladder
      57% 8,984 votes
    • spirit level
      26% 4,115 votes
    • T-square
      32% 4,980 votes
    • Tile saw
      13% 2,060 votes
    • Crowbar
      38% 6,023 votes
    • Router
      20% 3,133 votes
    • Circular Saw
      30% 4,731 votes
    • Coping saw
      14% 2,146 votes
    • Miter box
      19% 3,072 votes
    • Safety goggles
      46% 7,311 votes
  • 3. Which of the following disciplines can you handle yourself?
    • Tiling
      45% 7,069 votes
    • Hardwood flooring
      29% 4,523 votes
    • Plumbing
      29% 4,592 votes
    • Electrical
      23% 3,633 votes
    • Carpentry
      36% 5,706 votes
    • Roofing
      15% 2,381 votes
    • Insulation
      26% 4,092 votes
  • 4. Have you ever done any of the following
    • Installed a light fitting
      33% 5,268 votes
    • Installed an electrical socket
      27% 4,281 votes
    • Installed a dishwasher
      17% 2,687 votes
    • Installed a Washer and Dryer
      31% 4,959 votes
    • Installed a toilet
      26% 4,147 votes
    • Installed a bathtub or shower
      13% 2,100 votes
    • Laid carpet
      29% 4,573 votes
    • Fixed a leaky faucet
      43% 6,761 votes
    • Installed baseboards
      24% 3,797 votes
    • Installed roof shingles
      16% 2,498 votes
    • Put up blinds
      63% 9,948 votes
    • Put up a shelf
      62% 9,856 votes
    • Bought something fro IKEA and assembled it
      39% 6,077 votes
  • 5. Where is the first place you turn when you need something done in your home?
    • My Dad
      17% 2,686 votes
    • My Brother
      4% 705 votes
    • My Husband
      27% 4,221 votes
    • Another relative
      9% 1,403 votes
    • I do it myself
      29% 4,524 votes
    • I call a professional (non-relative)
      9% 1,408 votes
    • Other (please specify)
      5% 827 votes
  • 6. Do you do your own oil changes?
    • Yes
      26% 4,176 votes
    • No
      74% 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
      29% 4,514 votes
    • If it's potentially dangerous (electrical, natural gas)
      49% 7,691 votes
    • If it involves heights (roofing/ladders)
      9% 1,461 votes
    • I'll have a crack at any problem
      13% 2,108 votes

04/16/2012 Living 219

Comments

  • rynopenton profile photo
    rynopenton
    Very informative I like it.
    over 3 years
  • estew profile photo
    estew
    They are a great way to save money!!
    over 3 years
  • eaten58 profile photo
    eaten58
    I myself is not handy. I can put a nail in the wall that is aboitv
    over 3 years
  • njnetsbently profile photo
    njnetsbently
    yes i would
    over 3 years
  • mikeypz1993 profile photo
    mikeypz1993
    I have never done a DIY, but I'd love to soon!
    over 3 years
  • junebug505 profile photo
    junebug505
    I love DIY projects
    over 3 years
  • Dibear18 profile photo
    Dibear18
    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.
    over 3 years
  • anunusualwoman profile photo
    anunusualwoman
    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.
    over 3 years
  • bluebutterfly609 profile photo
    bluebutterfly609
    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.
    over 3 years
  • Littlechop profile photo
    Littlechop
    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!!!!
    over 3 years
  • ShirlPait profile photo
    ShirlPait
    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.
    over 3 years
  • Yunita profile photo
    Yunita
    No hago trabajos grandes, pero puedo reparar mis lamparas, mis llaves si alguna gotea, puedo chapear mi patio, limpiar mi pc, pintar mi casa.........
    over 3 years
  • torotise66 profile photo
    torotise66
    I really like these surveys. it teaches me alot
    over 3 years
  • mownlist12 profile photo
    mownlist12
    My husband and my son help me when I need it.
    over 3 years
  • patriciab17 profile photo
    patriciab17
    I like to make and repair things myself if I can
    over 3 years
  • angrobb54 profile photo
    angrobb54
    my husband is the diy expert i am his helper
    over 3 years
  • cluhlenbrauck profile photo
    cluhlenbrauck
    whats diy exactly.?
    over 3 years
  • Risar profile photo
    Risar
    great survey!!!
    over 3 years
  • wildrose78 profile photo
    wildrose78
    great surveys
    over 3 years
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    Charlie615
    ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!!!!203-999-2386
    over 3 years
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