Whether you’re wondering how to boost your home appraisal value with a few repairs and upgrades, or you’re new to homeownership and curious as to which home maintenance projects can be done safely and effectively on your own, this quick guide is for you. Read on for some tips and resources on determining when to call in the pros — and when to DIY.
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Call in the Pros
For larger-scale or specialized projects, DIYing the work could end up damaging your home and cost you more in the long run.
Do It Yourself
Armed with some knowledge and the right tools, there are plenty of home improvement projects you can take on yourself.
As tempting as it may be to attempt a seemingly simple home repair on your own, many projects are much more challenging than they seem — and some can be downright dangerous to you and the rest of your household. However, certain projects like painting a room, replacing light and plumbing fixtures, and enhancing your home’s curb appeal can usually be completed without the help of a professional — and plenty of free online tutorials are available to teach you the DIY skills you need to get started.