When NOT to DIY

Or, should we say, DDIY! (Don’t Do It Yourself)

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Maybe some of us are a bit intimidated by the whole idea of DIY. But theres a good handful of us out there who get eager conjuring up ideas of DIY projects, scouring the internet and Pinterest with how to’s and helpful tips.  I know because I am one of them! (Hi there, I’m Christy and I have plenty of Pinterest Fails to my name.)

Here you go, projects that maybe you shouldn’t tackle. There may be a bit more obvious one’s on here… but hey, it doesn’t hurt to be clear.

  • Anything electrical
  • Structural changes to the home
  • Plumbing repairs
  • Installing flooring – ie. tile, hardwood.
  • HVAC work
  • Roof repairs
  • Replacing windows
  • Removing of lead paint

And things of this sort

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At some point, it’s simply not worth the risk you’re putting yourself in! Your family members might appreciate your good hearted attempts at fixing a leak in the roof, but it’s not worth the heart ache if something were to go…downhill.

Ask yourself two things:

“Am I putting myself or my family in any danger?” AND “Is this worth my time spent, when I could allow a professional to get it done in much less?”

We also compiled a quick list of a few border line DIY’s if you’re still on the fence.

  • Minimal drywall repair? Sure!
  • Large drywall repair? No

 

  • Painting 1 or 2 large rooms? Sure!
  • Painting a large 2 story foyer or an entire home? Probably not

 

  • Tearing out a small wall? Maybe with the help of a friend
  • Tearing out a wall that may or may not be load bearing? No!

Of course, if you’re ever in doubt or find yourself in a DIY pickle, GIVE US A CALL!

Have your own funny DIY disaster story? We’d love to hear about it!

Thanks for reading, everyone.

Christy