Obviously it would be fool-hardy to attempt a home remodel with no home remodeling expertise under your belt. It’s understandable and also smart that many, if not most homeowners, elect to find a professional to take on home projects for them. That said, doing something for oneself is always gratifying. There are a number of less earthshaking but still important home projects that can be done DIY-style without having prior pro skills and education. Dying a carpet is a great way to transform an old staple and perk up a room. You will need dye, a free weekend and certainty that kids and pets are otherwise engaged. Use tile to create a gorgeous backsplash, or a new floor, or or countertop. Knee pads are a good idea for floor work. Fix a small shed roof on a dry weekend. You may not wish to install a new back up generator or heating unit. That’s wise. But there are several smaller installations you might as a homeowner tackle as DIY projects. These can include, sinks , toilets, ceiling fans, cabinets and shelving units.
- Oftentimes its just wise to consult a pro. However, small DIY projects are doable and reasonable to try. For example dying a carpet.
- Reroofing a shed, patching drywall and installing a ceiling fan are all small-scale projects that homeowners can tackle without too much pro knowledge before-hand.
- Other possible projects for confident homeowners include installing a toilet, cabinets or some book shelves.
“Installing a tile countertop is somewhat time consuming and can be tedious, especially if you’re using small tiles over a large space. Be strategic when you can: if you’re dead-set on a small tile for a larger space, for example, consider incorporating large tile into the design to save yourself some time and frustration.”