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5 Home Renovations You Should Never DIY.

With the rise of social media websites like YouTube and Pinterest, homeowners have begun to take an interest in DIY projects. Often, homeowners attempt to DIY a certain craft or renovation because they hope to save money and make it more personalized. While DIY projects are great for design elements, they aren’t the best option for functional home renovations. So, continue reading to discover five home renovations you should never DIY!

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Flooring: Flooring seems easy to replace, right? After all, you just have to rip up the old flooring and attach the new one, right? Wrong. Installing new flooring is an intensive process that takes a lot of knowledge and skills, as well as expensive special equipment. There are a variety of things that could go wrong if you attempt to install new flooring, such as ruining your home’s general structure and foundation. If you happen to successfully install your flooring, there’s a high possibility it won’t last a long time. In other words, you will most likely have to spend a bunch of money on repairs and even a replacement.

Structural Changes: In recent years, open floor plans have become extremely popular. If you live in a recently built modern home, you most likely have an open floor plan. Homeowners who don’t have an open concept often think it can easily be achieved by knocking down a wall or two. Unfortunately, if this is done by yourself, you could possibly damage your plumbing, electricity, or even your home’s overall structure. Ultimately, you don’t have the skills, experience, or knowledge to be able to knock down your walls in a safe and effective manner.

Anything to do with Windows, Siding, and Roofing: A few of the most common aspects homeowners attempt to renovate are their windows, siding, and roofing. Most of the time, DIY windows, siding, and roofing projects have unsatisfactory results. This is because it takes a higher level of experience, knowledge, and skills to adequately repair and replace windows, siding, and roofing. Another aspect of a windows, siding, and roofing project is the overall cost. Since your windows, roof, and siding are ultimately the barriers between the interior and exterior portions of your home, materials are often more expensive. Therefore, equipment is also extremely expensive. Between the overall safety risk and high prices, you should just hire a professional for this renovation.

Installing New Appliances: A good rule of thumb to figure out whether or not you should install a new appliance is if it can simply be attached to something or plugged in. In other words, you should stick to installing new light fixtures, refrigerators, and smaller kitchen appliances like a toaster oven. But, larger appliances like a new stove should be left to the professionals. If you neglect to install a new appliance properly, you could put yourself at a higher risk for things, such as fire.

Replacing Doors: Whether you’re replacing your interior or exterior doors, you should hire a professional. It takes a lot of precision and skill to properly install doors. After all, doors have to be able to open and close with ease, but still be sturdy. Also, doors shouldn’t be leveled on the ground, but they also shouldn’t hover too high. That being said, installing new doors is an intensive process that requires a professional.


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