65% of the US population being homeowners means that 6 out of every 10 people that you meet are building wealth constantly in the rapidly growing real estate market.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is that 6 out of every 10 people are also responsible for the tedious and sometimes downright expensive upkeep of their houses. When your sink is broken, the showerhead isn’t doing its job or garbage disposal smells like roadkill, there’s no leasing manager that you can call to perform fixes when you’re a homeowner.
You’ve got to tackle your home improvement needs by yourself.
Home improvement can be intimidating for a lot of people. The truth is though that better home improvement is only a few steps out of just about anybody’s reach.
Armed with these 7 tips, you’ll build your confidence as a homeowner and the value of your home.
1. Inundate Yourself with Inspiration
The first step to better home improvement is having the imagination that’s required to not see your house as it is but as it could be. The problem with that is that most of us aren’t all that creative.
Despite what people tell you, creativity isn’t just something people are born with. It’s something that you can hone with practice.
To hone your creativity on the home improvement spectrum, the best thing that you can do is inundate yourself with images of kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, yards and more that you admire.
A great place for this kind of inspiration is Pinterest.
The biggest barrier to most people wanting to jump headfirst into home improvement is that they don’t know how to so much as swing a hammer. If you’re one of those people, just like creativity, you can start to work out your contractor muscles.
There are tons of books and YouTube tutorials that you can read/watch that will step you through just about any home improvement project that you can possibly imagine.
The more information on this front that you consume, the more confident that you’ll be managing (or even hiring people to manage) different household projects in the future.
3. Consider All of the Dimensions of DIY
We think that DIY home improvement is great. It gives you a sense of accomplishment in your home and bakes little bits of yourself into your house’s ambiance.
DIY comes at a cost though and that cost isn’t something that most people think about…
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