Tuesday, June 18, 2019

3 Easy DIY Home Projects for Home and Garden

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Hiring a professional contractor can be expensive for even small projects, yet many of us take this cost as a given. Performing your own home improvement and repair projects often seems like a daunting task, especially if you don’t have much experience doing this kind of work.

It’s true that some jobs require professional experience and expertise, but even the uninitiated can do a number of simpler projects. Often, this entails getting familiar with both the best techniques and tools for the job.

Everything from improving your curb appeal by using the right cordless lawn mower to cutting and repairing your own drywall with a set of oscillating tool blades are examples of what can be accomplished with the right know-how and tools. Learning how to get these home improvement projects done yourself can save you a substantial amount of money in the long run and avoid the inconvenience of working with a professional contractor.

Hiring professional painters to paint a 10 by 12 room can run anywhere from roughly $400 to $800, and doing this job yourself will likely bring that number down to about $200 or $300.

Rather than doing your entire home at once, we recommend saving some paint from each coat in order to quickly and conveniently touch up any dirty or discolored areas. This allows you to cover any imperfections without having to go to a hardware store or pay a contractor.

Clogged gutters can prevent your home from properly draining water, leading to substantial water damage over time. Checking for clogs in your gutters is as simple as looking for any debris and removing it by hand. You can spray them with a garden hose to get rid of any remaining small pieces.

While many homeowners use gutter guards to protect their gutters, these can actually make it much more difficult to perform routine gutter cleanings. It’s better to check your gutters once or twice per year than to rely on a gutter guard.

Performing regular home maintenance rather than waiting for something to go wrong will help everything in your home last longer, and the savings will add up over months and years. These are just a few of the simplest home repair jobs to DIY, and you’ll be able to figure them out even if you’ve never completed a home improvement project.