Is all DIY created equal? Ask anyone who started with an ‘easy’ plumbing problem and ended up having to refurb the house because of flooding, and you’ll know the answer is a firm ‘No’!
What tasks can you do even if you aren’t a DIY whizz-kid? We take a look:
First things first, we all have different interests. Some of us have garages (or workshops) packed full of tools, others not so much!
But every home should have the basics
A toolbox with screwdrivers, pliers, screws and bolts, a hammer, wrenches and a drill.
Living alone is not an excuse to skip the DIY! You’ll save yourself a small fortune by tackling the small stuff yourself.
Most jobs that can be tackled without a ton of special tools are safe for budding DIYers
They’re also the type to strike the right balance between cost (and time) investment and savings.
You can also take a look on YouTube and asses the complexity from instructional videos.
If you find you’d have to buy a ton of extra tools or materials for the job, it’s probably best left alone.
Most basic property maintenance tasks can be done yourself at a far cheaper price tag. Doing a ‘patch job’, however, isn’t the aim of the exercise.
If you find yourself out of your depth, there’s nothing wrong with calling in some expert knowledge.