5 Most & Least Regretted DIY Home Projects

    Thinking of going the DIY route for a home improvement project? Well you’re not alone. Nearly three-quarters of homeowners have completed a DIY project in the past three years. However, 40 percent of them wished they hadn’t, according to a new survey from home design site Zillow Digs.

    Deciding whether to do it yourself or hire professional help is a common question. To help homeowners make better decisions related to tackling home improvement projects, Zillow Digs asked homeowners from around the country which projects they regretted the most and the least. The results of the survey are revealed below.

    Top 5 most-regretted DIY projects

    1.  Add or expand a room (such as a bathroom or bedroom)

    regret 1

    2. Refinish cabinetry (kitchen or bath)

    regret 2

    3. Refinish basement or attic

    regret 3

    4. Reinstall new carpeting

    regret 4

    5. Refinish or install new hardwood floors

    regret 5

    Top 5 least-regretted DIY projects

    1. Replace lighting fixtures

    no regrets 1.1

    2. Replace cabinet hardware (kitchen or bath)

    no regret 2.2

    3. Paint one or more rooms

    painting 2

    4. Install new kitchen appliances

    No regrets 4

    5. Replace plumbing fixtures (bath, sink, toilet)

    plumbing features

    Looking for inspiration for your next home renovation project? Check out Zillow Digs today!


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