Home Improvements: How To Decide Between Diy And Calling The Pros

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The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has an online questionnaire to help you determine if you are really ready for a DIY project. It asks you to consider things like whether or not you are willing to get your hands dirty; if you enjoy physical labor; ifyoure fully aware of what the process will entail; whetheryou have a game plan if something goes awry; and if youre up to date on building codes. Another big component, and something mentioned by NARI, is whether or not you have all the tools needed for the project. Your proposed project could easily involve expensive saws and tools you never plan on touching again, making it less worthwhile to tackle the task on your own. If you do decide to take on the jobyourself, be generous with the time estimates, because projects can easily eat up more time than expected. http://wallstcheatsheet.com/life/home-improvements-how-to-decide-between-diy-and-calling-the-pros.html/?a=viewall

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(Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat) Bonnie DeBernardi, left, from Petaluma and Bev King, also of Petaluma, tour the garden area during a private party held at the new Friedman’s Home Improvement store in Petaluma Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat) Jessica Friedman dries a tear as the Friedman family speaks during a private party held at the new Friedman’s Home Improvement store in Petaluma Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat) Guests were offered beverages and food during a private party held at the new Friedman’s Home Improvement store in Petaluma Wednesday, April 30, 2014. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/gallery/gallery/20140430.430009997.html

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