If you’re looking for a fun and productive way to spend time at home, you can’t do much better than taking on a new DIY project. However, before you pull out your hammer and nails, familiarize yourself with some common DIY myths.
Myth 1: You’ll Save Money with DIY
Doing a job yourself will remove labor costs and with simple projects, this is definitely a good option. However, there are many home improvement projects that will benefit from the experience of a trained professional. Trained experts know what products to use, already have the necessary tools, and will know the quickest and easiest way to complete your project.
Myth 2: Weekend Projects
Many of the projects you find online that are advertised as “weekend projects” may end up taking much longer. You never know when the need for a different tool, screw, or weather will delay your project. So, be prepared for your weekend project to take a little longer.
Myth 3: DIY Projects Don’t Need Inspections
Unless your home-improvement project is a cosmetic update, such as new paint or deck staining, there’s a good chance you need a permit, inspection, or both. If you fail to complete these steps and someone is hurt as a result, you could be liable for the injuries.