DIY or Call a Pro How To Decide
After buying the home of your dreams, taking care of small repairs yourself is a great way to take care of your budget. There are many easy home maintenance tasks that only take 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and they can save you a lot of money versus calling a pro. Other half-day, full-day and weekend projects can be a blast as a family, and they let you customize your décor to your personality.
Great DIY Projects
Here are a few DIY projects that rock for money savings:
- Painting rooms
- Caulking tubs
- Replacing faucets and other fixtures
- Patching drywall
- Installing light fixtures
- Washing exterior siding
- Weatherproofing your windows
- Cleaning or changing an A/C filter
How do you know when it’s time to call a pro? When it comes to whole-system issues, you may want to contact an expert. If your HVAC unit is making a strange noise, for example, it’s a good idea to contact a repair technician. The same thing goes for equipment and appliances that are still under warranty.