DIY Work Gains Momentum Among Home Improvement Intenders

As the calendar flips toward summer, we enter peak home improvement and renovation season. Better weather and longer sunny days give way to easier project completion. But how are Americans planning their renovations this year amid cooler but still high inflation?

According to the most recent CivicScience data, nearly half of US adults (48%) have home improvement projects lined up for the next 12 months. How do they intend to tackle these impending renovations? A plurality (38%) prefer the hands-on approach and look to handle the work themselves without hiring professionals – a percentage that’s increased significantly YoY from 2022.

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Your rights when home improvement work goes wrong

Do you have an issue you need put right? Which? is here to help get your consumer problems sorted.

Dear Which?,

I booked to have my bathroom refitted by Wickes. It was supposed to take five days, but four months later it’s in a far worse state than before the job started.

There were a series of issues with poor quality work during the refit, from furniture being installed in the wrong place to appalling tiling. The bathroom was left in an unacceptable state.

After complaining, I found myself going back and forth with Wickes to try and get the

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