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Which Projects to DIY (and Which To Outsource)

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If you’re like most homeowners, hearing the term “DIY” may sound overwhelming. And, to be honest, there are some DIY projects that are best left to the professionals. Here are some things to consider.

First, check your city rules to make sure you don’t need a permit for whatever work you’re doing. A quick call to the building department will get you started off on the right foot. And if you live in an HOA, be sure to check your CC&R’s too!

Second, determine how much the project is going to cost to see if it fits in with your budget. I can’t even tell you how many clients I’ve seen start a DIY project only to find that it was a lot more expensive than they thought!

Third, determine the scope of work involved. Just because your favorite HGTV personalities make DIY projects look simple, it doesn’t mean they actually are. There are any number of things that can and do go wrong behind the scenes in any one of these hour-long segments. Working beyond your skill level can be both extremely dangerous and costly.

Finally, here’s a list of projects to DIY (and outsource):

  3 DIY-Friendly Projects

  • Painting
  • Landscaping
  • Hardware

3 Projects to Outsource

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Roofing

Remember, tackling any major project or renovation without having the necessary permits, budget, or skill level can put you in danger, in debt, or with irreparable damage.

Need help deciding which home improvement projects to DIY and which ones to leave to the pros? I can help! Let’s chat! 

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Sandoval Realty Group

Sandoval Realty Group

Hey, I’m Christine Sandoval! I am a dedicated and experienced Realtor® serving the Inland Empire. As a native of Rancho Cucamonga, I have built a reputation for providing top-notch service and achieving outstanding results for my clients. With over a decade of experience in the real estate industry, I am an advocate for my clients' best interests. I have a passion for helping families find their forever homes. Coming from a law enforcement and military family, I pride myself in being a Military Relocation Specialist with a commitment to helping veterans and first responders. When I am not busy helping my clients navigate the world of real estate, I enjoy spending time with my family chasing my twin boys around, while traveling and exploring the many hidden gems of the Inland Empire. See you around the IE!
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