How to determine if home improvements can be done without a professional
May 30 2012 5:51PM
When trying to complete home improvements or renovations, many homeowners try to save as much money as possible. While many large renovations may require the help of a contractor or other professional, do-it-yourself improvements can help save money. MoneyTalksNews offers advice on how homeowners can determine what a project will require.
If the project is installing a new heating or cooling system, a professional may be needed. This is because the project requires specialized knowledge that homeowners may not have. Other major electrical work, foundation repair, window replacement and paving should also be completed by a contractor while painting, appliance installation and landscaping may be easy DIY projects for those willing to put in the effort.
Homeowners who don't have access to the tools needed to complete their project and are unable to rent or borrow them, may also want to consider hiring a professional. The cost of tools can add up quickly while a handyman or other professional will already have them.
If a project seems like it could be dangerous to do solo, the source says homeowners should be safe and hire someone to complete the home improvement project.