(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 20,2019)--There are more than four home improvements that you can do on your own and save yourself a helluva lot of money. Unknown to many people not every project requires you to get a handyman. But there are two sides to doing your home improvement jobs on DIY basis. You give your home a personal touch as only the owner of a home can. On the flip side, you will have to get some tools, you know, like drills, handheld paint sprayers and pressure washers to name but just a few of them. These will cost you money, but it is a one-off buy since you will use them for future DIY jobs.
Here are four home improvements you can do on your own:
If you would like to give the interior or exterior of your home a new leash of life, you should get busy and paint it this summer. Painting is not only easy to do, but the results are quite satisfying. You can use a roller, a brush or a paint sprayer for painting.
Painting tools are cheap to buy. They are also designed to be easy to use, with ergonomic handles and all. Besides, painting is quite easy as compared to other jobs such as welding, woodwork and so on. If this is your first time to paint, take it easy take your time and it will come out looking perfect.
Instead of having to paint a coat of the primer followed by the paint, you can just buy paint with primer in it. That saves you a lot of time and money. Also look for high quality painting tools such as rollers so that they can last a long time and do a high quality job.
Building your yard fence
You have been thinking just how much you need a yard fence for too long. It is now time for you to build the fence. It is a lot of work though and you may require your spouse, son or daughter to assist you. However, you should never approach such a job in a hurry Always take your time, watch videos on YouTube to see how to build a fence.
You will need to buy tools such as drill, saw, miter saw, hammer, screwdrivers and so on, but it will be worth it. You will also need to buy the timber. Once you do that, you have to identify the property lines so that you do not build on your neighbor’s side.
Since there will be some digging to do, be careful, as there could be pipes for the underground sprinklers if your have such. This is a big job, so start by planning everything on paper first before you can start working on it.
Faucet replacement looks like such a big deal, but it is not. It is so easy once you get the right tools for the job. The same applies to the lighting fixtures.
The first thing to do is get the right replacement faucet. Buy a single or double holes faucet depending on what you are changing. Usually, the faucet comes with its installation accessories so that you only need the tools. If you are not feeling really confident about changing a faucet, check this page now, or catch a few videos on YouTube.
You need to know how to turn off the water supply, perhaps even to the whole house. You also need to know how to uninstall the existing faucet. To be sure, you can always take a picture of the faucet before uninstallation so that you compare it with the new one when done with the installation.
Creating a rock garden
Landscaping can be complex but there are still many things that you can do on your own. One of them is the installation of a rock garden. All that you need to do is decide where the rock garden will be created. You can then buy the rocks and prepare their bed such that a small part of them will be buried in the soil to hold them firmly. You may mix big and small rocks in your garden to create some symmetry.
You can also lay paving stones on your own. Sure, it will require some energy from you but hey, most landscaping jobs need more brawn than brain.