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Advice for Homeowners: How to Assess DIY Projects

More often these days, many homeowners choose to undertake home modifications and improvements on their own. If you plan to join them, there are a few things you should consider first, such as costs, your skill level, timeline, and when you really should hire a professional.

As you assess each project idea - whether it's landscaping, adding a fence around your pool, or updating the guest bathroom - Best Garden Sites invites you to keep this list of resources handy.

Be Prepared

Carefully Choose Your Project

If you’re new to the DIY home improvement game, take on projects that you can reasonably handle and that make a difference. Gradually, you’ll build your skill levels for more labor-intensive projects.

Projects for the Pros

There’s no question that certain tasks should be outsourced to experts. Anything that requires specialized expertise should immediately tell you when a pro needs to be involved.

Regardless of whether you choose to do all the work yourself or hire a professional to help, it is important to have realistic expectations for your project. You never know the amount of effort and money that might have gone into the “dream home” you saw on the internet. Try to assess the project before you get started, and determine what you could realistically accomplish within your own budget, timeline and skill level. This will help ensure that you’re fully satisfied with the results of your home improvement project.