When you’re trying to save money and you own a home, you know that can be extremely difficult. There’s always something looming around the corner that’ll cost you a paycheck or too. So when you need to prioritize what home improvement or maintenance projects to do first, keep in mind that some of the projects are actually able to be done by yourself and you may not need to solicit outside (and therefore expensive) help after all. Maybe all you need is a little bit of encouragement to do it, and that’s where I come in. Here are some projects that you do not need to hire a professional for, things you can do around the house all by yourself!
Refinishing the Basement
You might think that turning the basement into a useful space is something that must be contracted out, but if you piece it together one bit at a time, you may actually be able to do more than you think. Sure, you’ll have to get some drywall stuff, and run some electrical wire, but i’m here to tell you that you can do it. Online there will be a lot of how-to’s on the steps you need in order to refinish that basement and they, when taken individually, are not so hard at all. The entire project may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Just figure out where you want to put in a new room, and think about the man cave you can have!
2. Cleaning Out the Gutters
You may wonder why there are weird holes being bored into your lawn near you outer walls – often times that’s because of clogged drains, clogged with years of leaves stuck in the gutter. It’s funny because you can’t see the clogged drains since they are way up there and you’re way down there. But if you get a multi purpose ladder from a place you can climb up there yourself and see how much junk is in there. Clean it out yourself and watch as the drains properly channel the next rain fall right where they’re supposed to. Of course you can update and clean your gutters yourself, but you can also hire a professional team like Otto’s Siding
3. Holes in the Wall
When a hole happens in the wall, sometimes it’s cause for alarm, concern, and even some shedding of tears. Well, it need not be. Fixing holes in the wall is actually quite simple and not nearly as involved as you think it might be. You just need sparkle and a spackling tool and then the ability to match the paint color. The good news about that is at Home Depots and places like that they can match the color quite easily. You just bring in a sample and they’ll match it, knowing exactly how the wet color will change to match your dry paint sample. It’s quite easy to get the job done so don’t come up with any excuses to not patch that hole in the wall today.