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Can I Do-It-Myself?
By Pinckney D Rivers
Last edited: Sunday, May 09, 2010
Posted: Sunday, May 09, 2010

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Doing work on your home to change it.


Have you lived in your house for so long that you are tired of the way it works or wish you could change things until they worked better for you? Maybe it is time for a remodel. Ok. Where do you start?

First take a trip to the local book store and buy some magazines. They have great magazines with ideas on how to update your home so that it works for you today. After you have done that and have an idea of where you want to start, go to Lowe’s or Home Depot or any other home hardware store and see what kind of options they offer. Both of those stores have books and pamphlets on remodeling showing how certain things can be done. You can purchase many things already made now that could not be purchased in earlier years.

Home hardware stores usually have the listing for local builders and interior renovators. You can talk to some of these people and ask them for their opinion on the job you want to do. You can buy three D software that you can use to design your new interior. You need to take your calculator and decide how much this is going to cost you and if you can afford it. If necessary, you can get a home improvement loan from your local bank.

Something small like putting in new windows or changing the front porch can change your entire home. If you want to do a big project; you need to check with a builder to see if anything will be changed structurally so that you can be certain it is done correctly.

Putting in new wooden floors where there was once linoleum is one of the best ways to make an impression quickly. Paint your walls a new color and you have entirely new rooms to enjoy.

In your kitchen you can change your counter tops to granite or put in a new country sick made of cement. Or maybe you should consider putting in an island. You can add eating space as well as prep space to your kitchen. Under the counter will be new storage space of room for new appliances. Consider changing your current dishwasher for one that looks like a deep drawer. Put in a double oven or a fireplace in the kitchen wall.

There are new colors and brands to chose from for changing your home. Even Martha Stewart has a paint line. Don’t settle for the staid and normal colors. Get your own custom colors mixed. Don’t forget to include the newest gadgets while you are remodeling. Do-it-yourself or get help. Just “git ‘er done”


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