FT. PIERCE 10/05/2011 04:49 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
growing popularity of such television programming as HGTV, Extreme Home Makeover
and others, there has been a surge of eager homeowners tackling their own DIY remodeling.
Though entertaining, these shows don’t always paint the full picture when it
comes to the cost and hardships of home improvement, though there are also many
With this trend, many adults are
finding that they grow closer to their families as they approach these problems
together. Not only are they communicating and saving money, but they also get a
sense of empowerment as they learn that they had the abilities all along. TV
shows help individuals get creative and make things happen, which can help in
the resale value of their homes.
However, many individuals don’t have a
designer’s eye, and so they end up with mismatched ideas that could actually
harm the resale value. For example, when selecting a
tile design, many people are helpless at picking accents or pairing the
right shower design with the tile of the vanity.
that many people do not consider is that there might be local laws and codes
that one must abide by when attempting a remodel. For some projects, you might
need the supervision of a licensed professional or at least an inspection that
will certify you did the job properly.
With DIY home
improvement, individuals must take safety into account and not attempt projects
that could get them injured without proper training. Though these shows have
helped make the impossible possible, it is important to consider these things
when starting a remodel.