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If a move is on the horizon, you might be tempted to tackle some DIY jobs before you put your home on the market (Pinterest, anyone?). And with the warmer weather, you may be ready to try your hand at a number of tasks. There are plenty of projects however which should come with a “don’t try this at home” warning. Whether it’s an issue of safety, complexity, or potentially devaluing your home, you’re better off calling in the professionals with the following projects.
It seems like it should go without saying, but there’s a reason a certification exists for things like electrical work; mistakes can be disastrous. Likewise, anything to do with gas repair should send you straight to your phone, not your tool belt. And because mold can be a product of shotty work, plumbing is something best left to the pros. As a general rule, if a botched job could create a safety issue (and not just a cosmetic eyesore), call professionals first.
I know what you’re thinking- painting is one of the easiest home DIYs, but unless you paint homes professionally or have extensive experience, you might be in for a rude awakening. First, there’s more needed than just cans of paint and brushes. Numerous supplies (and patience) are needed for the prep work and proper execution. And then, if you’re not one of those meticulous, detail-oriented people who also happens to have a flair for the artistic, taking on a paint job yourself could mean trouble when it comes time to sell your home. Two-toned streaks of paint or paint speckled on countertops could set a quick negative tone with potential buyers.
What could go wrong with upgrading your lawn and flowerbeds? If you go overboard, your potential sale could go wrong! Keep it simple with your additions and how much you incorporate. Numerous exotic looking plants or intricate water features could scream high-maintenance to people touring your home. Even if you’re certain your outdoor additions won’t be a lot of upkeep, incorporating too much of a personalized touch could turn off your buyers and keep them from seeing themselves in your space. If you are ready to take advantage of the warm weather and work outside, plan ahead by designing first, and then lean towards minimalism.
It may be fun to tackle a DIY every once in a while, but some projects are better left undone or left up to the pros. And when considering the professionals you’ll need for your move, know there’s no better company to call than George!