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The 10 Home Remodeling Projects You Should Not DIY

We often suggest easy and affordable ways to upgrade and decorate your home. In the past we have includes posts that included Save Money On Home Improvements, Small Upgrades that Go a Long Way and Decorating a Small Home to Create More Space. However, not all upgrades and remodeling projects are safe for you to do on your own. Stylist Home created a great top 10 list for remodeling projects that are better left to a professional.

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We often suggest easy and affordable ways to upgrade and decorate your home. In the past we have includes posts that included Save Money On Home Improvements, Small Upgrades that Go a Long Way and Decorating a Small Home to Create More Space. However, not all upgrades and remodeling projects are safe for you to do on your own. Stylist Home created a great top 10 list for remodeling projects that are better left to a professional.

1) Paving Your Driveway
Paving stones can turn a boring driveway into a focal point. And while they look relatively simple to install, the reality is that the measuring and positioning of paving stones can be tremendously time-consuming. (Think of it as a game of Tetris on steroids.) But a team of professionals can cut installation down to a day, depending on your driveway size.

2) Tree Removal
Cutting down trees, or even removing branches requires climbing and working with dangerous tools from a high distance off the ground. This is disaster waiting to happen, and definitely something better left to professionals who are trained and paid to do this!

3) Electrical Work
It’s one thing to flip a fuse switch to the power in your home on or off, but another to attempt to repair faulty wiring or any other electrical issues without professional help. Working with electrical wires can be deadly and the proper precautions and knowledge are crucial.

4) Home Additions Or Structural Changes
Knocking down walls might seem like a simple task, but behind those walls could be electrical wiring, gas pipes and plumbing that can cause huge problems in your home. Rather than taking a chance, consult a contractor first!

5) Plumbing Repair
Unless it’s something simple like unclogging a toilet or fixing a drain, messing with plumbing can cause major dilemmas (Just think about an overflowing toilet or unstoppable burst in a pipe…not fun). It’s always better to ask a plumber before trying to tackle any plumbing issues on your own.

 

For the full list check out The 10 Home Remodeling Projects You Should Not DIY by Stylist Home.

Have you taken on a home remodeling project that went bad? Tell us about it.

 

 

Lindsay is the Manager of Social Media for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and is a licensed real estate agent. She was born and raised in New Jersey and just bought her first home in Livingston, where she grew up. When Lindsay isn’t busy facebooking, tweeting or instagramming she is enjoying life with her husband Joe and cat Rory. She enjoys binging on Netflix, cooking and Zumba.

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    This is so true. Several of home accidents are due to DIY home improvements, especially with electrical works. We once had a problem with a tree that was blocking all the sunlight and so my dad decided to cut it down. He did not listen to my mom’s advice to call a professional. So, the tree ended up falling in his garage. Good thing the car was not parked there that time. Thank you for this post.

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    Home improvement projects are very common nowadays especially that several information resources may be obtained in just a single click in the internet. This post will remind individuals to be more cautious in doing such projects because accidents may happen anytime. Some constructions may also end up with a very disappointing result; thus, homeowners should take into consideration the information in this post. Thank you for sharing.

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    Those things are really had to keep in mind before doing something like this..
    informative post.. Thanks for sharing

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