DIY Projects for the Expert or Novice

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Homepage

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While many homeowners will go to almost any length to avoid paying for a home repair or contractor service, there are others who will do almost anything to avoid home DIY projects. Typical do it yourselfers will take on just about any project, whether they have done it before or not, because DIY home projects are satisfying and save money. After all, they realize if they mess up, it can be fixed. However, if they do a decent job, they will end up saving themselves hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars.

Unless one has been living a subterranean existence for the past 20 plus years, anyone can find out how to do just about anything these days. All a person needs is an internet connection, the willingness to learn, and the ambition to make it happen. Considering that homeowners have invested tens of thousands of dollars into their homes, some timidity is understandable. But to be honest, why spend 400 dollars on a plumber before you even know the severity of a clog? Just because the plunger does work does not mean that you cannot address the problem yourself.

For all of you experienced and highly ambitious DIYers out there do not laugh! You would be surprised how many homeowners out there will not touch a drill or screwdriver in fear of irreparably damaging a loose doorknob! Just because you have no problem walking a 12 pitch roof to fix your cupola does not mean everyone else is that crazy. Then again, if spending a measly 20 bucks on a basic drain snake means you can save 400 or 500 dollars, perhaps your sanity could be called into question, as well.

The bottom line is that free, professionally produced videos on home DIY projects, from the most basic to the most complex, can be viewed online as many times as you need. Most DIY home projects are only as difficult as homeowners anxiety leads them to be. In fact, aside from the most sophisticated DIY projects for home, more than 80 percent of home repair is simple enough to be done by a novice. Yet, over half of all homeowners will have someone else perform the simplest DIY home projects before even attempting it themselves!

Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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