Completing home improvements sounds like a satisfying job. Being able to transform a room in your home into your dream space not only provides you with pride in completing the task but also saves you money. Over the past year, there was a rise in the total of people completing DIY projects within their home.
As this total is showing no signs of slowing down soon, it is important to know which jobs within your home can be done yourself and which ones require an expert. In reality, whilst completing a job yourself is both satisfying and cost-effective, certain jobs are better left, or require, an expert to complete.
If you are looking to update a few rooms in your home or have decided to tackle a renovation project that has been on hold for a while, here are a few tips on which jobs need the help of a professional and which ones can be done yourself.
Adding A New Coat Of Paint
Never underestimate the power a new coat of paint can have on a room. If you are looking at brightening up your hallway, using white paint or light colour can help to make space feel brighter than it is. Whereas, if you were trying to make a living room or bedroom feel relaxing, you might choose to go with darker and warmer tones.
Additionally, you can add paint to the walls in the kitchen or the cupboards and completely transform the overall look of your kitchen. Fortunately for you and your budget, painting the walls, doors or cupboards is a simple task to complete. The only challenge is that it is a time-consuming task.
Putting Up Blinds
Knowing how to install blinds is not common knowledge and so your first instinct might be that to add blinds to your home, you will need to call an expert. However, adding blinds to your home is not as difficult as you might have initially thought. There are walkthrough guides available that show you how to install blinds and potentially save you a little extra money that you may have spent on hiring a professional. It might sound like a small job, however, adding blinds to a room in your home can have an impact on the overall look of the room.
Renovating the kitchen sounds like a mammoth task. However, the overall look of the kitchen can be completely transformed with just a few simple changes, all of which can be done by yourself and within budget. For instance, changing the handles on cupboard doors or draws can change the look of the kitchen, as well as the units.
In addition to this, tiling the walls above the workspace countertops can significantly alter the overall appearance of your kitchen. Although tiling does sound like a job that should be completed by a professional, there has been a rise in the number of homeowners who have completed this job by themselves thanks to videos available online.
With larger jobs, such as removing all the old units and appliances to replace them with new ones, you may want to invest in hiring a professional to complete this job. In doing so, it will provide you with peace of mind that both the units and all of the appliances have been fitted properly.
There are very few occasions where you can update your home electrics yourself. One of those is replacing the lighting fittings. With countless how to change light fitting guides available to read through, replacing the lighting fittings in your home is a simple task to complete as long as you have the right tools available.
However, electrical updates such as installing outdoor lighting or rewiring faulty sockets within your home should be completed by a certified electrician. For instance, with a faulty socket, if there is a more serious issue behind it, you may not realise. If there was a serious issue, then your property could potentially be at risk of developing an electrical fire in the future.
Know What Your Capabilities
When looking at all of the projects in your home that you want to complete, decide which of the ones that can be done yourself you feel comfortable completing. Whilst some tasks might seem time-consuming to complete, these do it yourself projects will help you to save extra money. With more complicated tasks such as installing units or appliances, as well as updating any electrics, you will want to hire a professional to complete.
With hiring a professional for such tasks, you can rest assured that the job has been completed properly to a high standard. The bonus to this, if you were to sell your property, proving that the electrics have been updated recently by a professional might help to sway potential buyers to purchase a property.
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