DIY within reason, know when to go with a pro

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: DecorPaint
October 20, 2013

The popular saying “a man’s home is his castle” still holds true today. Men and women across the nation are investing their time, sweat and labor into do-it-yourself projects to make their home the best fortress it can be.

Most probably have other home-strengthening projects at the top of their to-do list. Below are some important tips from home improvement expert, Jonathan Scott, to keep in mind when tackling those tricky DIY jobs.

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• Don’t underestimate your abilities. Many flooring and painting projects are surprisingly easier than you would think. As with any DIY projects, just be sure to use the right quality materials and consult with your local home improvement store for the best options. There are also numerous helpful videos online to guide you through the process.

• Know your limits. While there are many home improvement projects you can do yourself, there are some jobs that are best left to professional contractors. Anytime you’re dealing with electrical, plumbing, gas or structure, use a pro. Hiring a licensed contractor will save you time and money in the end; even one small mistake could lead to financial loss or personal injury. It’s also important to consider your time, the quality of the finished product and safety.

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• Make your home your own. Whether you rent or own your home, there are many ways you can showcase your style to make it your own. If you’re looking to personalize your space, painting is a great way to freshen up a room if your landlord permits. Another great way to personalize your space is to use wall art, decor and furniture that mixes up the color palette.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.