Remodeling Tips

Do’s and Don’ts of DIY

Home renovation shows have risen in popularity over the past couple years and have sparked do-it-yourself home project inspiration for many households across the country. Now that spring is here and families are looking to “spring clean” their homes and freshen up their living spaces, it’s important to note which projects are easy to DIY and which ones should be left to the professionals.

Do: Simple Cosmetic Changes
Don’t: Start a Complete Home Renovation

Over the years, home trends change and your personal taste may change as well. With extra time on your hands now, you may be eager to renovate your home and update the interior and exterior look. Adding a fresh coat of paint, rearranging furniture, or changing out your kitchen or bathroom fixtures are easy cosmetic improvements, but you shouldn’t attempt a complete home renovation on your own. If you’re in need of more space and want to finish your basement, add an addition on to your home, or give your kitchen a makeover complete with new cabinetry, backsplash, and flooring, call Eagle Construction.

Do: Focus on the Curb Appeal
Don’t: Tackle the Exterior of Your Home

Spring means warmer weather, blooming flowers, and upcoming outdoor BBQ’s. Now is the season that many families are giving their yards much-needed attention after the cold, dark winter months. Start by clearing weeds, debris and dead plants, mowing the lawn, and mulching and planting flower beds. These simple steps will improve curb appeal and brighten up your yard.

If you’re looking to take it one step further and touch up the exterior of your home, reconsider and schedule a service with a company you trust. Painting the exterior walls of your home is one thing, but installing a new roof, building a deck, changing your exterior wall finishes, or converting a garage are large jobs that can have disastrous consequences if not done correctly.

Do: Hire Professionals
Don’t: Attempt Internal Systems on Your Own

When it comes to the electrical, HVAC, or plumbing systems of your home, leave any changes or repairs to the professionals. Attempting to change or fix a complicated internal system in your home can not only put you and your family’s safety at risk, but it can also pose a danger to your home and property as well. Electrical work that is not done correctly can electrocute you or create a fire hazard and a faulty plumbing mistake can flood your home, leaving you with a mess and hefty expense. Plumbers, electricians, and contractors are properly trained, and have the necessary tools, knowledge, and expertise to get the job done right.

Call Eagle Construction

We applaud your enthusiasm for wanting to update your home by yourself, but not all updates are as easy as they look on the television screen and should not be made into a DIY project. If you’re planning a home remodeling project that may be too large or too complicated for you to tackle on your own, don’t hesitate to call Eagle Construction and Remodeling. Our crew has years of experience and the necessary knowledge to help you turn your home dreams into a reality. We pride ourselves on our high quality work and affordable services. Reach out today.

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