All Press Releases for April 15, 2015

Visitors at DIYORNOT.COM a Financial Web Site, Consistently Choose the Same Top 10 Projects Five Years Running

What a drop ceiling, invisible dog fence and furnace humidifier have in common

The database of 400 improvement job costs helps homeowners decide how much a project will cost and who will do the work.

    ST. MICHAELS, MD, April 15, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- DIYORNOT.COM is a site about the cost of home improvement jobs that features how much a contractor will charge compared with the cost of doing it yourself. Gene Hamilton, founder of the site says, "Homeowners use the site as a first step for planning a project and a budget." He continues, "We get 2,500 daily visitors to the site and 26,000 page views a day."

The database of 400 improvement job costs helps homeowners decide how much a project will cost and who will do the work. The algorithms in search engines like Google help them find the specific job cost information they need to create a realistic and affordable plan.

In general, the search for information on the site is about upgrades that make a home more attractive, convenient and comfortable. In particular, the jobs are about remodeling, decorating, repairs and saving energy.

Here's a list of the Top 10 Job Costs between 2010 and 2014.

- Install a suspended or drop ceiling
- Repair a broken window pane
- Install attic insulation
- Build a chain link fence
- Lay patio stone pavers
- Install an invisible dog fence
- Replace a sump pump
- Tile a tub surround
- Paint kitchen cabinets
- Install a furnace humidifier

The most popular job costs on the site are consistent with the analytics of the Do It Yourself or Not boards on Pinterest and videos on You Tube where building a chain link fence and tiling a tub surround top the lists. Other improvements like installing an attic floor, underdeck ceiling and tub surround are most popular along with painting paneling.

Many home improvement projects are initiated when a new homeowner takes possession, some are the result of expanding space in the attic, basement and outside the home, while still others are the result of making the most of existing kitchens and bathrooms without a total remodel. For whatever reason a homeowner embarks on an upgrade or repair they want to know how much it costs and how much they'll save by doing it themselves.

DIYORNOT.COM is the online edition of the newspaper column of the same name, which is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. It went online in 1987 on HouseNet BBS, a bulletin board service that evolved into, the first home and garden channel on AOL and home improvement Web site. Find more information at

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