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  • Remodeling: DIY vs Professionals

    Remodeling: DIY vs Professionals

    You've seen plenty of cable shows that make it look easy to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, but Money Expert Nathan Bachrach warns it isn't quite that easy.
    You've seen plenty of cable shows that make it look easy to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, but Money Expert Nathan Bachrach warns it isn't quite that easy.

Hundreds of customers walk into home improvement stores every single day, excited and inspired by what they've just seen on the web, read in a magazine or seen on television.

We are saturated with the idea that with these hands and the right tools, we can accomplish anything when it comes to home improvement. The problem for the do-it-yourself wanna-be, the road to home improvement bliss can be filled with bumps and bruises.

Here are the DIY projects most likely to drive you crazy and drive you into asking for professional help.

1. Bathroom remodel - Wiring and plumbing can be trickier than your DIY TV show might explain.

2. Kitchen remodel - Another project that is trickier than it looks. Big project with big rewards and big frustrations for the unprepared.

3. Flooring - Wood and tile is another area where homeowners can mis-measure their talents.

4. Trim work - It takes professionals years to master something like crown molding. It may be naive to think you'll get it right the first time out.

At Lowes and Home Depot, the goal is to maintain trust with customers and sometimes that means saying stop. Employees say if it is electric or with natural gas, they say don't consider it - just call the professionals.

For the typical home improvement customer, there will be great satisfaction and great savings. For over enthusiastic and under experienced, the likelihood that DIY will quickly turn into a disaster in the making.

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