We all want our homes to look great and function well. After all, our homes are our sanctuaries; the places where we spend most of our time and our investments in the future. So, it is hardly surprising that renovation projects are so popular. More people than ever before are spending their weekend renovating their homes and updating their decor, and this is all well and good, but there are some DIY projects that you should never do yourself!
Refinishing Your Floors
Whether you are looking to refinish a solid oak floor or carry out a DIY marble restoration, you should really think twice. I mean really seriously do not do it. Solid wood and stone floors are seriously expensive, so the last thing you want to do is ruin them with your botched DIY attempts.
Although it is possible to hire all the equipment you will need for a DIY floor finishing job; it only takes one slip to ruin your whole floor. Is it really worth it to save just a few bucks?
Visit any DIY website, and you will see countless videos and posts showing you how to do DIY crown molding, so you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s an easy job, but you’d be dead wrong!
The thing is, almost no one lives in a home that has perfectly smooth walls, which means it is not so easy to carry out a molding procedure. The professionals are able to do it successfully because they have a whole host of tools and techniques at their disposal to ensure that your molding fits flushly. Let them do the work if you want a good job!
Even if you or your partner is a dab hand at DIY, you should never ever do any electrical work without the help of a trained electrician, unless it’s simply changing a bulb or a fuse or something. Electricity is a dangerous thing, and it is not something that should be messed around with. Not only could you hurt yourself if you don’t take the correct precautions, but even missing out one tiny detail could lead to an electrical fire and your home would be in much worse shape after that! Time to call an electrician.
Okay, so this is the one thing on the list that you might be able to get away with doing yourself, without any major disasters. However, when you take a look at a DIY tiling job and compare it with a professional one, you will quickly see the difference. Professional tilers apply the tiles straighter and more accurately for a better finish and some monetary savings!
Roof work isn’t necessarily all that difficult, but it is dangerous, and any errors you make can be expensive. In America alone, 6,000 people die annually after falling from roofs and ladders, do you really want to take the risk of you or your loved one becoming seriously injured or worse for the sake or a cheaper roof repair?
Above and beyond all of the works listed above, if a job requires a permit before it can be carried out, it is usually best to get a professional in if you want to avoid any issues come the time you want to sell your home.