As a homeowner, you probably take great pride in your property. The way it looks. The feeling you get when you head inside the front door and walk into each room. Often, homeowners that look at their property as their castle truly enjoy doing some of the work to their own home. Whether it’s landscaping, painting, or decorating, these “do-it-yourself” projects can be very fulfilling. However, there are many instances when trying to handle home design and renovation projects without the help of an experienced Sacramento remodeling contractor can be a big mistake that could cost you in more ways than just financially.
If you are thinking about doing some work to your own home, there are probably a few places you should avoid (especially if you don’t have years of experience working on them). The most obvious of these areas is your electrical work and your plumbing. In both of these places, even a small mistake on a do-it-yourself project can create a domino effect that will cause major issues. And in the case of electrical, the work itself can sometimes be dangerous if you don’t know exactly what you are doing. Along with avoiding doing electrical work on your home, another way to keep yourself from getting injured on a do-it-yourself job is to make sure you are alert and paying full attention as you work. That means if you are starting to get fatigued, it is time for you to stop for the day. Likewise, if you’ve had a beer with dinner, skip work on your project for the night. If you follow these rules, your do-it-yourself project will be both safe and successful.
To learn more about when not to DIY, please take a look at the video below:
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SACRAMENTO REMODELING CONTRACTOR VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: When Not to DIY
NARRATION: Homeowners should really avoid projects related to plumbing and electrical as far as do it yourself, and hire a pro for those. If you’ve got smaller jobs, such as hanging pictures or putting together bookcases, those are better projects. And if you’re a novice do-it-yourselfer, you really wanna start with a small project the doesn’t take a lot of time, so you can see it completion, gain some confidence, and get a better understanding of the project.
Don’t work if you’re tired. The number people that come in and say “I was just gonna cut one more piece of wood and I just wanted to get it done,” and they get distracted or fatigued. It seems kinda crazy to say also don’t do it when you’re drinking, but a lot of people have a beer after dinner or something like that, and go out to the shop as part of their relaxation. It’s just a disaster waiting to happen.