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Whether you’re preparing your home for sale or just looking for a change, making improvements to your home can be a lot of fun. From necessary repairs and maintenance tasks to renovations and room makeovers, taking care of a home creates pride in a space we love. It can be a lot of work, but with these 5 tips, you can assure your projects go off as smoothly as possible.

  1. Choose Projects to Add Value: One of the most difficult parts of owning a home can be balancing projects that make our home personalized and unique with those that increase the value of our property. While focusing on what you want, make sure to consider your home as an investment, and think about what the changes will mean if it becomes necessary to sell down the road.
  2. Know Your Limits: DIY home projects can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to know your skill level and time constraints. Know your limits and if you’re just beginning, start small. It’s best to begin with a project like changing paint color or simple shelving than to jump head first into a full on DIY kitchen remodel.
  3. Get an Education: If you’re interested in doing a lot of DIY projects on your home, investing time in educating yourself can be highly beneficial. From HGTV to library books or magazines to weekend workshops at the local Home Depot, tons of resources exist for learning about how to do quality work on your home.
  4. Find the Savings: Saving money on one home improvement project means creating the ability to spend more on another project, or complete more projects. Know which projects offer the most bang for your buck, but also do a bit of research about which elements you can save on. Hard to replace or large items like bathtubs may be worth splurging on, but many resources exist for buying tile or flooring remnants that look just as good as the premium stuff.
  5. Have a Plan: One of the biggest mistakes people make is jumping into a project without having the major details planned. Creating a plan for your cost, time, materials and design at the start, and being realistic about each, will make sure that your project moves along smoothly. Be sure to build a 10-15% buffer into your budget for any unforeseen issues that may arise.

We completely understand that some homeowners just don’t have the time to dedicate to projects that could take an entire weekend. That’s okay! That’s why we’re here. We have some of the best handymen and women in the Brooklyn – Queens – Manhattan area. We provide both residential and commercial services, so give us a call at 347-695-1882 to schedule an appointment for a consultation or to make arrangements for projects that are not on our checklist.