Most common DIY home repair disasters: survey

39 percent of respondents admitted to mucking things up

In their first year as homeowners, Brits spend an average of more than 10,000 pounds in home improvements, an Aviva survey found.

Ninety percent of survey respondents said they tried to save money with a little DIY, but 39 percent admitted to mucking things up. Of those DIY-ers, more than half had to hire a pro to fix their mistakes.


The most common DIY disasters are

1. Spilled paint on carpet / furniture
2. Plaster fell off walls
3. Burst pipe
4. Put a hole through wall / ceiling
5. Injured self
6. Did a poor job of decorating and had to re-do
7. Ceiling fell down
8. Broke a window
9. Broke an electrical item e.g. TV
10. Broke a household item e.g. ornaments and furniture


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