If you’re keen to start doing more DIY in your home there are a few things you need to be prepared for.
The Times Union recently offered some advice to any would-be DIYers, noting that projects will often take longer than you think and that you should be prepared for problems along the way. That said, making your own home improvements can be very rewarding, and save you money if you take the time to do things properly.
Among the advice offered by the paper is to understand your limits. That means not attempting plumbing or electrical work on your own, or trying to make major structural changes to your property without the help of a professional.
For something like hard surface repairs you may also want to call in some experts, rather than risk making the problem worse.
If you’re new to DIY, start with a simple project like repainting. This might mean the walls in your bedroom, or you could repaint your kitchen cabinets to give them a new lease of life. Replacing the appliances in this room can make it feel like a new space too.
Jobs like tiling might seem straightforward, but this project in particular requires a certain level of skill. If you’re confident you can manage it then by all means go ahead. If you have a friend or relative who is good at this kind of thing you could get them to help you – and learn in the process.
If you’re looking for something simple that you can do over the course of a weekend, a few of the suggestions from the Daily Courier might appeal.
This news provider recently recommended a number of DIY projects that you should be able to complete in two days, including installing stair runners, painting an accent wall in one of your rooms and painting your front door.