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Home Improvement  /  April 22, 2019

Top 5 DIY Home Improvements Regrets

As a homeowner, the idea of doing home improvements on your own can sound exciting. Online instructional videos and articles also make it look easy.  However, according to a survey by ImproveNet on 2,000 Americans, many homeowners didn’t anticipate how difficult it was to do the project without professional help.

In this post, your leading home remodeling expert, Handyman Connection of Matthews® discusses some of the most regretted DIY home improvement projects.

1. Floor Tile Installation

Tiling is the most regretted DIY project by homeowners. While laying tile appears easy, installing it properly is hard. It’s best to hire a professional for floor tile installation, specifically in high traffic areas of your home like the kitchen and bathroom.

2. Ceiling Replacement

When replacing your ceiling, you have to get up on a ladder to remove the insulation and drywall, and then you may have to add joists. After which, you need to fasten the new drywall or panel. Save yourself from possibly harming yourself and your home by hiring a pro.

3. Hardwood Floor Refinishing

The study says that 40% of homeowners regret doing DIY projects involving floors. It’s recommended to have an expert do the job, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. This project can be physically challenging and without professional training, the results won’t be very pleasing and can affect your home’s value.

4. Carpet Installation

Installing carpet is hard enough for some professionals. While you think that DIY carpet installation can save you from costs, you may actually end up spending a lot of effort and end up with poor results. Special tools are required for this project and not following the manufacturer’s recommendations can risk your carpet’s warranty.

5. Finishing the Basement

Finishing a basement can take longer than anticipated as it involves a lot of work. You may have to install carpet, drywall and work around the electrical system or plumbing. With all the things that have to be accomplished, it’s just better to leave them to professionals.

You can rely on Handyman Connection of Matthews for your home improvement projects. We offer high-quality carpentry, plumbing and tile and flooring services. Call us at (704) 255-5626 or complete our online request form for a free estimate.

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