When Not To Do It Yourself
Home Depot, Lowe’s, and a mass of home design shows and websites have inspired homeowners everywhere to do it themselves. Turns out this is mostly true, however there are still some small to mid-range projects that are best left to the professionals.
The Home Projects Council surveyed homeowners to find out which projects they were comfortable doing on their own and which they were willing to task out. The biggest factor in whether to hire someone was overall cost versus savings.
Top Do It Yourself Improvements
Install a mailbox
Stain, paint, or repair patios and concrete surfaces
Install pavers, stone patio, or walkway
More Likely to Hire a Pro
Replace countertops, backsplash, or cabinets
Tile a shower
Replace wood or vinyl flooring
Pour concrete patio, steps, or sidewalk
Build deck or fence
Build outdoor kitchen, barbecue, or fireplace
Install or build a shed or building