This post is for those of you out there that love nothing more to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty while remodeling your homes! In fact, its jammed pack full of the things you should do to achieve the best results, as well as the things you need to stay away from. All you need to do is keep reading to find out what the five commandments of remodeling are so you can put them to use in your next project.
Do invest in the right tools
The first thing that you must do is spend the time researching which tools are best for the project you have in mind. Of course, it would be nice to have a bench stocked with every item that you could possibly need, all your instant behest, but that often just isn’t possible for everyone. Especially, if money is a concern and you are trying to stick to a particular budget.
Luckily, there are other ways to gain access to the right tools for the job. One method is to buy equipment used on eBay, but just be sure to check that it is functional and that electrics are safe before you put it to work on your project.
Alternatively, why not consider hiring the equipment you need? Something that can be a much more economical way of accessing the best quality tools, as well as items that are super specialized and wouldn’t be worth adding to your permanent tool collection.
Don’t be afraid to call in the big guns
Next, a huge don’t when it comes to remodeling and DIY is not to be afraid to admit defeat, and call in help from the professionals when you need it.
In fact, there really is no shame in asking someone who makes their living in this way to assist you in remodeling your home, especially when it comes down to some of the more tricky tasks like fitting out bathrooms and updating kitchens. After all, these are rooms where it’s not only the structure and design that is key but the interaction of electricity and plumbing as well. An area that you absolutely can’t afford to get wrong when remodeling your home.
Do upcycle what you can
Another thing that you should definitely do when remodeling your home is to upcycle as much as possible. This is for many reasons, the first being that it is much better for the planet than using brand new materials every time.
Secondly, it can be a great deal kinder on your wallet as well because if you are sourcing the majority of your supply from things you already have you won’t have to pay out for new.
Don’t leave projects unfinished
Unfinished projects can genuinely be the bane of the remodelers and DIYers life. The sad thing is that so many projects get started and hit a bump in the road and then are left just as they are and ignored for years!
Of course, doing this is a terrible idea because it will not only make your home a less pleasant place to live, but it can be dangerous for everyone residing there as well. It also really encourage you to block out the aesthetics of your home in order to ignore this. Something can this can make keeping the rest of the property in good condition very difficult as well.
That is why it’s crucial that you always finish what you start, even if you need to rope it a bit of help from friends, neighbors or even the professionals.
Do be mindful of safety at all times
Safety is something that you always need to consider when it comes to remodeling and DIY around the home. This is because the tools and materials that you use, and the tasks that you do can present a real risk to your well being in more than one way.
First off, tools like circular saws, drills, and nails guns which can cause severe injuries if they are misused. That is why it’s crucial that you educate yourself not only on how to operate them but also how to set them up and store them safely as well.
Secondly, you can encounter issues with toxicity when remodeling including breathing in wood or brick dust that can cause respiratory problems and aggravate allergies. To that end, using a mask, or even a respirator if you are spending long swaths of time working in this way is essential. After all, it doesn’t matter how good the end result of your work is in term of your remodel if your health has to pay the price.