5 Home Upgrades to Avoid Doing Yourself

As a homeowner, you may think that you can handle any home improvement project without professional assistance. That’s because there are main DIY guides online and tutorials. DIY projects may seem like great ways of saving money but they can end up costing you even more. Here are home improvements that you should never attempt to do yourself.

  1. Reinstalling or Refinishing Hardwood Floors

If you have hardwood floors in your home, don’t try to refinish or reinstall them without professional assistance. In most cases, homeowners that attempt to do these renovations without professional assistance end up spending more money and regretting.

  1. Re-installing or Replacing Carpeting

This may seem easy because you can even get a guide for installing or replacing carpet from the product manufacturer. However, this is not the case. If you are not experienced in re-installing or replacing home carpeting, you can damage both the old and the new carpeting. Even worse, you can damage the flooring while removing the old carpeting.

  1. Refinishing the Attic or Basement

Refinishing a basement that you don’t use and transforming it into an extra room is a good idea. In fact, it may seem easy if you know your home well. Similarly, repairing or refinishing the attic might seem simple. Unfortunately, you can damage the foundation of your home while working on the basement. Foundation damage can lead to serious structural problems in your home. Additionally, you can fall and sustain serious injuries when working on the attic. That’s why you should never attempt to work on your basement or the attic without professional assistance.

  1. Refinishing or Re-facing Bathroom or Kitchen Cabinetry

This may seem easy but it is not. If you attempt to work on the bathroom or kitchen cabinetry, you can easily damage it if you don’t have the necessary skills, tools or experience. The damage can even necessitate replacement of the entire cabinetry.

  1. Room Expansion or Addition

If you attempt to expand a room in your home without expert’s help, you can cause structural damage to your home. This will cost more to repair and bring inconvenience in your home.

Some of these renovations may seem simple. However, if something goes wrong when you try to do them on your own, the repercussions will be costly and regrettable. Consider hiring professional contractors to complete these jobs for you. Experience is an asset in this case, so be sure to choose the appropriate company for each project. Also, receiving a home inspection beforehand will not only help give you further education about the jobs, but most local inspectors know a lot of the businesses you would be looking to hire and would be able to refer you to the most qualified.

This article was brought to you by TrueView Home Inspections. You can learn more about proper inspections & how to approach renovations here: www.trueviewhomeinspections.ca.