Do’s And Don’ts Of Starting Your Own Home Improvement Project

Written by  //  February 19, 2017  //  Home Addition  //  Comments Off on Do’s And Don’ts Of Starting Your Own Home Improvement Project

Today’s generation is dubbed as the "do-it-yourself" kind. People want to avoid paying for repairs and upgrades, and they want to tackle these projects alone. It is a great way to save money if you have some knowledge, a computer, and can use your elbow grease.

However, before you take on such a grand undertaking as a remodel, you need to make sure you have a master plan or blueprint. Here is a list of do’s and don’ts for your next home improvements.

Do’s

  • Get All The Permits Needed For Construction – Also Review Local Codes
  • Make Sure Electrical and Plumbing Will Pass Inspection
  • Shop Around For The Best Prices on Materials and Delivery
  • Get Help For Things Out of Your Expertise
  • Don’t Be Afraid To Admit You Have Taken On Too Much – Hire Help When Needed
  • Keep Lists and Pace Yourself
  • Make A Budget and Stay Within The Guidelines
  • Schedule So Much Time For The Project – Don’t Go Over This to Avoid Burnout
  • Be Mentally and Physically Ready To Tackle Such An Undertaking
  • Buy Quality Materials To Ensure Durability

Don’ts

  • Take Shortcuts to Save Money That Are Not Up To Code
  • Avoid Family and Other Responsibilities
  • Tackle Major Things That You Have No Experience With Alone – Hire Out When Needed
  • Spend More Money Than What You Budget
  • Start A Project When You Are Already Stressed To The Max
  • Forget About Codes and Inspections
  • Ignore Safety
  • Skip Primer When Painting
  • Forget About Moisture and Soundproofing
  • Interrupt The Flow of the Home – Ensure Everything Goes With The Home’s Character

Every major project starts with a basic blueprint. While you are looking at all the big picture, you need to be concerned with the small things too. Any construction project is going to create a lot of rubbish. Do you have a proper waste removal system bin, like the ones offered at Kingston Skips, in place?

Building materials and general household trash can be easily thrown away in a bin. Rather than making several trips to a dumping facility, you can have a container brought to your home. The only thing you can’t throw into these bins are paints, tires, chemicals, oil, and food particles. It is easy to be so focused on the project that you forget all the other steps that will make it successful.

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