If you’re planning on doing some home improvements, it may be tempting to take on the work yourself rather than hiring an expert. Sometimes that’s the way to go, but before you decide, be sure to consider the costs, safety, and value the improvements will add to your house. If you may sell your house in the near future, everything from major remodels to simple updates can make your home more appealing to buyers and make a big difference in resale value.
Two of the most common major remodeling projects homeowners undertake are updating kitchens and bathrooms. For a project of this scale, you may need expert help, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t do part or all of the project yourself. Ask yourself these questions to determine when and who you may need to hire.
Small updates that make a big impact
Basic care and maintenance to your home are just as important to improving its resale value as bigger remodels. Small home repairs are inexpensive so they pack a big bang for your buck. Consider these improvements for major curb appeal:
If you may be selling your home soon, or simply want to make the most of your investment, think carefully about which projects you want to take on. And with both smaller and bigger projects, consider your time and expertise, and the overall value of the results, in deciding when to do it yourself and when to hire a professional.
This guest post is by Eugene Williams, creator of the website DIYDad.info. Eugene has spent many years completing countless DIY projects and loves to share his knowledge. Please visit his website for more information.
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