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Submitted by: Low Jeremy
You don’t have to be an expert to successfully perform and complete whatever home makeover project you wish. In fact, you can accomplish a professional-looking project even with an average DIY skill. Just remember this list of tips that can make your home makeover project a success.
1. Be prepared
There are people who can perform effectively even without drawing a complete plan before they start a project. But if you are not the type who can create as you go, make sure that you do the job 3 times: in the head, on paper, and at the actual work with hammer and screwdriver. You can never go wrong if your home makeover project is over prepared.
It might not sound a waste but you are advised to buy more materials than you need; the extra can always be returned to the store or use it on your future project. After all, the extra time you save on driving back and forth from the home improvement store and the money you save on gas should cover the cost of extra materials.
2. Set a realistic budget and create a home makeover project that matches your skill level
There is a general rule that applies to every home makeover project: if you think it is expensive, it probably is; if you think you can’t do it, you probably can’t. Overexerting on time and money can backfire at you especially if you know it would be difficult the first time you thought about doing it. Do not be misled on how easy television show hosts paint, cut, saw, and hammer. They made it look so easy because they have done it a thousand times off-camera. If you are not confident enough that you can get a job done the right way, seek help from someone who knows how to do it.
3. Safety first
Never, ever start a home makeover project without taking into account your safety. Always wear protective gear that is appropriate to the job at hand. Wear helmet, gloves, protective glasses and protective suit whenever necessary. Take note: investing on protective gears is much cheaper than a trip to the hospital.
4. Use the best tools
Whether you buy them or rent them, tools can get the job done. Renting can save you money especially if you only intend to make one home makeover project. Buying the best tools is ideal if you intend to continue this as a hobby. Either way, having the right tools for the job saves you time and effort.
5. Finish what you’ve started
Remember number 2? The top reason why most people do not finish their home makeover project is that it becomes too expensive that they do not want to spend more on it or they started a project that is beyond their skill. But if you know that you have followed #2 to the letter, finish the job for hammer’s sake. If you put away your tool, make sure that you bring them out the next day until your task is complete.
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