Dremel has partnered with Chip Wade to produce monthly DIY project videos focusing on quick and easy home improvement tasks. The first video, embedded below, features quick tips on how to cute custom tile profiles for a kitchen backsplash.
As part of the research leading up the the collaboration and project videos, Dremel surveyed 500 homeowners about what their top priority projects were. This is what they found out:
- More than two-thirds of American homeowners (67 percent) plan to tackle a home improvement project in 2011
- A whopping 78 percent plan to roll up their sleeves and do-it-themselves this year by utilizing household members to complete their 2011 to-dos
- The No. 1 room homeowners would most like to update is the kitchen; however the bathroom tops the list as the No. 1 home area consumers actually plan to renovate this year (36 percent)
- Almost half of respondents shared that they take on projects primarily to improve the value of their homes (45 percent) and one third desired to change or freshen up their décor (30 percent)
- The No. 1 reason consumers select specific DIY projects is a tie between replacing worn out materials (48 percent) and cleaning or freshening the home
- It’s no surprise that men and women choose projects based on different criteria, with survey results showing women are more likely to select projects that organize clutter (24 percent) while men would prefer to focus on fixing broken items (14 percent)
Those are pretty interesting results, and it’s great to see that more people are willing to get down and dirty to do things themselves.