When NOT to Attempt a DIY Home Improvement Project

July 9, 2011 at 1:25 am

Home improvement projects are truly fulfilling, but also quite expensive. Many people prefer to cut out the middleman, buy their own materials and tackle the project themselves. While this is a terrific way to save money, it can result in disaster if you get in over your head. If you do not have a fair assessment of your own skills before you begin a project, it is easy to find yourself in a situation where you have to hire someone to come in and finish the job, or even worse, you have wasted a lot of money on materials and the project does not come out right. Home Improvement Project Carpeting – Contrary to popular belief, laying carpet requires more skill than spreading it out and adhering it to the floor. First the existing carpet and padding has to be properly removed. After you have removed the existing carpeting, you [...]