Having an idea about what your dream home looks like can seem an unachievable reality. There’s so many myths and mistakes floating around out there about the practicality of home projects. The idea of ‘doing it yourself’ is enticing to some, but immediately puts some of us off. Whilst some projects can and do go awry by starting off on the wrong foot, it’s not a typical reality. Let’s once again try and set the record a little straighter when it comes to bringing out the metaphorical power tools.
It’s not worth it to hire anyone
Is that a load bearing wall I’m about to knock through? How do I get rid of this dry rot? If you don’t know the first thing about home improvement, it’s an idea to search out someone who does. There are often cases where it will work out cheaper in terms of finance and in the use of your own time to hire someone to do the job for you. It’s often a lot safer too, as some maintenance needs do require a specialist, such as ceiling fixes and live wires. It’s good practice to seek out a guiding hand in completing your project.
Remodelling isn’t cheap
Again, your money situation is the defining factor in going ahead with a project or not. Using what you already have is integral, so try upcycling your furniture by reupholstering with materials such as stylish Blendworth fabrics. There are so many materials out there that have affordable alternatives with the same quality. Carpeting can often be avoided and replaced with simple floorboards. Designer wallpaper doesn’t have to be difficult to find either, with many smaller companies offering similar products to big brands.
Using power tools is too difficult
The whole concept behind a power tool is making the job easier. Be done with the traditional screwdriver and get some ‘oomph’ behind your hammering. You can find power tools suited for large and small hands. Cordless drills have been invented to subvert any wire tripping or trapping accidents and provide a lot more freedom with the same quick and easy functioning. There’s even been experiments into finding the best usable power tools for women! After all, being able to fix your home is a skill available to everyone.
60 minute makeover
Now this is a big one that puts people off. However, it both does and doesn’t apply. Depending on the size of your project, and the amount of helping hands, the time will vary. By creating a plan and taking measures such as scheduling break times to make sure you stick to a timeline can cut down project length. Once again a good investment towards any of your remodelling plans would be to hire a specialist. This is a surefire way to shave hours off a home project due to expertise.
Home projects are huge undertakings, but they’re more accessible when you know what’s realistic and what isn’t. Good luck, and have confidence in your room improvements!