Home improvement projects performed by U.S. residents in order to save money 2012

This statistic depicts the home improvement projects peformed by U.S. residents in order to save money in 2012. According to the Merrill Edge Report, 36 percent of the respondents indicated that in order to bolster their savings, they performed yard work/gardening projects themselves rather than hiring someone.

In the past year, which home improvement projects have you done yourself in order to save money?

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Release date

April 2012


United States

Survey time period

February 13 to February 29, 2012

Number of respondents

n = 1,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Survey sample were Americans with investable assets between $50,000 and $249,999, and oversampled 300 mass affluent in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The margin of error is +/- 3.1 percent for the national sample and +/- 5.7 percent for the oversample markets, with both reported at a 95 percent confidence level.
The source does not provide information regarding the possibility of multiple answers.
The original source does not provide definite information about the age of the respondents.
The original question posed by the source was: "In order to save money in the past year, which of these home improvement projects have you done yourself that you normally would have hired someone else to do?".

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