Most homeowners love a good DIY project! But often times they don’t turn out how you think they were going to. Avoid these 4 DIY Mistakes Most Homeowners Make so that you will love your finished product!
4 DIY Mistakes Most Homeowners Make
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Owning a home is a huge step in anyone’s life, especially when it comes to being able to do projects and change how your home looks. Most homeowners these days love a good DIY project. I mean who wouldn’t? It is an affordable option and it allows you to really make your home your own. But what happens when your DIY project goes from a great vision to what did I do???? Here are the four most common DIY mistakes that you can make so that you can avoid them on your next DIY project!
A video tutorial isn’t enough
If you’ve never done anything around the house before, it’s fair to say that you might not know how everything works. Thankfully, you can find plenty of helpful video tutorials to guide you. Nevertheless, some projects are best left to a professional, regardless of how many videos you watch. Anything that relates to electrical repairs should be entrusted to a certified electrician. So, when finding projects to work on find smaller ones first.
Short-sighted home improvement plans
It’s not uncommon for first-time homeowners to plan renovations right away after moving in. The rooms that tend to be remodeled in priority are the kitchen and the bathroom. This is because they are the first to show signs of wear and tear. Nevertheless, a kitchen remodel can cost up to over $34,000. So it’s the kind of home improvement project that should last for a long time.
Consequently, don’t make the same mistake that many first-timers; design kid-friendly spaces even if you don’t have kids yet. Indeed, if you’re planning to start a family at some point in the future, you should already make it part of your home interior. This will save your further renovation costs down the line.
Find Colors You Love Not Just Today
We have all been there where you are at the store and the color looks perfect! You buy all the supplies and gallons of paint. You get home, you get all set up, you paint the room. Only to discover afterward that it looks nothing like it did in the store. In fact, you find yourself hating the end result. Now you are faced with the fact of hating it forever or going back to the store to buy more paint! What went wrong? You forgot to paint sample patches on the wall. Indeed, sample containers are the way to go when choosing colors. They are inexpensive and let you experiment with different patches on the walls. Therefore you can see how the color looks in daylight and with your furniture to make sure you make a great choice.
Stop cleaning the mold, remove the source
Do you have that stubborn mold patch that won’t go away? You keep cleaning a patch mold in the bathroom. Every few weeks you need to wipe it again with a sponge, but it doesn’t solve the problem. Mold indicates the presence of excess moisture. If you want to get rid of it, you have to remove the source. So rather than temporarily fix it by cleaning it find out where it is coming from to solve the problem for good!
So, there you have it! The 4 DIY MIstakes that most homeowners make! So, when you begin your next DIY project follow these tips so that you will love the end result rather than going, “ei ei ei ei, what did I do?”
Michele is a Family Life Educator. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!