DIY survey: confidence in DIY skills in Europe 2014, by task

This statistic presents the results of a survey, asking Europeans which DIY and household skills they felt confident carrying out themselves. Painting and decorating were among the leading skills Europeans felt confident in at 73 percent in 2014, along with changing light bulbs (76 percent) and assembling flat pack furniture (60 percent).

DIY tasks people feel confident doing themselves in Europe in 2014

Share of respondents
Changing light bulbs76%
Painting and decorating73%
Assembling flat pack furniture60%
Cutting the lawn58%
Unblocking the toilet57%
Putting up shelves57%
Landscaping the garden40%
Carpeting and flooring33%
Electrical jobs23%
Installing insulation18%
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Release date




Survey time period

April 4 to 9, 2014

Number of respondents


Special properties

adults; all household decision makers and undertaking DIY in their household

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* France (n=2,277), United Kingdom (n=2,241), Ireland (n=1,129), Poland (n=2,280), Spain (n=2,230), Russia (n=2,300), Romania (n=1,116), Germany (n=2,266), Turkey (n=1,211).

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