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Home Improvements Go Pink

Updated on April 29, 2011

Women have proved that they can do any job that a man is cut out to do. Now, the proof is the results of a survey conducted by Medelia Monitor. Overall, the study reveals that more women are getting involved in home repairs and home improvement projects. Involvement, in this case, goes beyond picking out paint colors or deciding the cabinet door style for the kitchen.

Survey Says

The survey says that about 60% of women are doing their own home repairs and home improvement projects—alone and without the help of someone else or a professional. Of the 60% of DIYers, 63% of the women say they are doing their own home repairs because it costs too much to hire someone to come and take of it for them. Of the women who responded saying they take care of the projects on their own, 71% say the reason they do is that it gives them a sense of empowerment.

DIY Home Repair Projects

While this is not a comprehensive list, some of the projects that women are taking on for themselves include:

· Un-sticking windows

· Repairing squeaky wood and tile floors

· Unclogging drains

· Repairing torn and ripped window screens

· Repairing wobbly furniture legs

· Painting rooms

Professional Help

When it comes to tackling home improvement and repair projects that are on a grander scale, women are still turning to the professionals. Installing new flooring, remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, plumbing and more are projects that women and men alike tend to leave to the experienced professionals. Primarily, both sexes do this because it costs them more in the long run to have to fix a major project that they have done wrong, than it is to simply pay an experienced professional to take care of it in the first place.

In the face of the economic hard times, even women are learning how to take care of home improvement projects and repairs that they can handle on their own. It saves them the money on the small stuff so they have it to spend when they need to call in a professional for the big stuff.


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