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Do It Yourself Home Remodeling

All families at one time or another will need to do some remodeling of their home. Do It yourself home remodeling will provide you with some tips so that you can perform these tasks instead of hiring someone to do it for you. Any remodeling project that you can do yourself will save you lots of money, especially if you have limited income.

Most areas of remodeling have to do with the kitchen, bathroom, or painting the dinning room, kids room, bathroom, kitchen and tiling the floor. These tasks you can do yourself. Some of these tasks you can do very well without any additional instruction while others you will need to learn how. There are great DVDs and remodeling books which show you how to do these tasks, what tools you will need for the job, and how to do it showing you pictures for each step of the process.

Before you actually start any remodeling project, be sure to do your homework first. This includes any of the following:

• Reading-up on the project to learn all about what is required by viewing DVDs, reading a remodeling book, or going online. • Determine what tools you will need for the job. • Look in your tool box to determine if you have all of the tools required for the job. If not, purchase what is missing. • Make preparations of the room that is going to be remodeled by covering the floor, furniture, and remove any valuable knickknacks out of the way to a safe place. • Go over the tasks with your spouse she may have some great suggestions that you may not have thought about. • If you are painting, be sure to have all of the colors selected and bought before starting the job. Suggestion:I would recommend having the primer tinted with the color or colors you are painting the walls. This makes the real color you are painting with go on much easier. • Have sufficient drop cloths on hand prior to painting any area of the house. • Read all instructions prior to starting the job.

This includes:

1. Read the instructions on paint cans. 2. Read the instructions on primer cans. 3. Read the instructions on mixing bags. 4. Knowing how to use the appropriate tool or tools for the job. 5. Practice (do a dry run first). 6. When painting, inspect the job the next day. This allows the paint to completely dry. Look at the job in the shade and sunlight. Re-paint any area that needs it. Get your spouses approval before putting away the paint can. 7. Wear safety glasses and gloves for all jobs. 8. Read the remodeling book or view the DVD again to be sure that you understand the job from start to finish. 9. You are now ready to start your remodeling job.


With the proper preparation you will be able to complete most do it yourself home remodeling jobs around the house and save you money. All you need is the time. By following the home remodeling tips you can be successful and will be surprised at what you can accomplish.

Happy home remodeling!

I am a do it your self person expecially when it come to remodeling projects in the home. You can visit my website and look over the DVDs and remodeling aids you can use for any home remodeling project.

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Great article. I am an ex-contractor and do all of my own remodeling. A lot of great points you bring up. I don't think that most people think of most of the things you mentioned. Thanks

  about 9 years ago
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