Costly Home Improvement Don’ts
Everyone gets their hands dirty with home improvements from time to time. Some home projects are easier than others, with that a little prep and a few precautions on your next project can help save you money and help you avoid having to do the job over again. Follow these tips for a smoother home improvement process!
Don’t Ignore Safety
This applies to any home improvement project, both big and small, safety first. By simply taking extra precautions such as wearing safety goggles, not overloading outlets, and turning off breakers you will decrease your chances of disaster. These precautions will only take you a few minutes, rather than spending a few extra hours to days fixing a problem you have now caused, and resulting in you losing money.
Don’t Skip the Primer
The key to any successful paint job is always prep. Using a coat of primer will not only seal the surface, but provide durability and create a solid bond for the paint to adhere. If you are painting latex over latex and the colors have similar intensity you may not need primer.
Hire a Real Professional
If you’ve started a project, or have one in mind that is too big of a task for you, then you may need to hire a professional. Be sure to hire someone who is well qualified for the job, do some research when looking for any professional help. You can of course google professionals in your area on a reputable website, or even reach out to friends and family for recommendations. Never let anyone other than a licensed electrician repair or alter the wiring in your home, the same goes for plumbing. If you chose to hire someone without a license you may end up doing more damage to your home than good, and will end up paying to fix the issues that occur.
Don’t Forget Ductless HVAC Systems
Consider getting an energy efficient ductless heating and cooling system as an addition while you’re remodeling. Because you will already most likely have the necessary parts of your home exposed, you won’t have to worry about installing or redoing any duct work, saving you both time and energy!