Consumer Hiring Plans Revealed by New Angie’s List Survey

Lots of us are working from home; not many working out there; Favorite
chore to outsource: yard work

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new Angie’s List (NASDAQ: ANGI) member survey shows consumers have
both aspirational and practical plans when it comes to taking care of
their homes this year.

“Our annual survey shows that 72 percent of our members are planning to
spend as much or more than they did last year on home renovation,” said
Angie’s List founder Angie Hicks. “Most of them plan updates for their
kitchens and bathrooms, but outdoor spaces are a focal point as well.”

The company expanded its annual survey this year to determine how
specialized homes are becoming. The results show homeowners are much
more focused on actually working from home rather than dedicating space
for a hobby. Sixty percent of respondents said they work from home at
least occasionally and 57 percent of them have gone so far as to
dedicate space for a home office.

Millennials far outpace their elders when it comes to working from home.

Other commonly specialized space: rec-rooms (23 percent); libraries or
studies (19 percent); man caves (10 percent.) Least commonly specialized
spaces: wine cellars and sun rooms (2 percent); music and exercise rooms
(1 percent.)

When it comes to inescapable home maintenance projects as opposed to
aspirational remodeling plans, we all agree on our least favorite DIY
chore: yard work.

“Nearly half of us are prepared to pay for professional lawn and yard
work this year,” Hicks said.

The survey said homeowners, on average, will hire at least four service
pros to help with the chore list this year. The most popular inside
jobs: odd jobs (31 percent) electrical work (26 percent); housecleaning
and interior painting (both 25 percent); and carpet cleaning (23

The Angie’s List survey included responses from 1,245 members across the

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services and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the
local service experience for both members and service professionals.


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