Who doesn’t love to save money? Most people will admit that saving money is on the top of their priority list when it comes to any home improvement project. At GreenFit we also know that home remodeling and home improvement is harder than most people think. If you are thinking about doing your own work to save a little money you may want to consider the potential costs of screwing up because there’s ample evidence out there showing just how badly these projects can go.
Something seemingly as simple as installing hardwood floors by yourself can turn into a pretty daunting task. Not only will you have to purchase certain tools you may only use once in your life, flooring projects often come with problems throughout the project that you never would have considered. If you’re not an experienced pro, what do you do when you get half way into the project and realize you have termite damage or rotting floor boards? You’ll start realizing very quickly that your dreams of being a carpenter have turned into a nightmare.
The perils of DIY hardwood flooring are real.
Another project too many people underestimate when doing home improvement is demolition. Of course you think you can knock down a few walls and you won’t run into any problems, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Wouldn’t you hate to accidentally knock down a load bearing wall and not even realize it? That is going to be a costly mistake.
Don’t be like this redditor who posted: “I may be an idiot, I knocked out a load bearing wall in my house.”
Or maybe you think you can install some wood shelving in your closet to give your significant other some extra space for their favorite pieces of clothing. This task may be simple enough, right? It’s just a few shelves. If you’re a rookie, even something as simple as trying to get shelves leveled can be much more difficult than you anticipated. After you install some shelves, don’t be surprised if a few favorite items find their way onto the floor and you find your way into the dog house.
Uneven shelving always ends poorly.
Unless you know what you’re doing you can really get yourself in trouble trying to take on the work of a carpenter. If you need a professional you should just hire a professional. In most cases the amount of time, stress, and hassle you saved will be worth the extra cost. So try and stick with just decorating your new kitchen or bathroom when it is all finished and ready for the amateurs to add the finishing touches.