Any homeowner who likes to work with simple tools, and who has a desire to create useful improvements in their home, can readily do any and all remodeling work they choose to do.
Most remodeling work will consist of basic carpentry, painting and decorating work which can be accomplished with ordinary hand tools such as hammers, saws, levels, putty knives, screwdrivers, squares, paint brushes and rollers etc. and basic power tools such as a circular saw and a drill. None of the work requires much previous experience and most of it can be done without needing a skilled tradesman.
Planning and Estimating the job can be Easy
You will find that planning is actually fun. Proper planning is the best guarantee of an attractive remodeled area. You will also, with proper planning, avoid delays, undue expense and disappointment.
In order to buy materials to the best financial advantage and so that they are on hand when needed without costly waste, you need to carefully estimate the required amounts you need. This often requires simple math to calculate the square footage of the room for flooring or of the walls and ceiling for painting etc. If you do not know how to calculate the materials you need for your project, someone at your local lumber store should be able to help you. All they will need is the dimensions of the space you’re remodeling and what your plans are for that space.
Today the choice of materials are unbelievable
As you check out materials for the job you will realize that many of the materials available today are manufactured for use in renovation projects. Therefore these materials are easy to use and get the results you are looking for. Take for instance installing a new fiberglass tub shower which for new homes comes in one piece and is installed while the framing is being done. Today the same style is often available for retro fit installation and comes in pieces that can fit through doors.
Remodeling can sometimes be done one step at a time
You don’t have to worry about the total cost of doing your remodeling job all at once. Once you know what your plans are, you can buy materials and do the remodeling work as your money and time allow. The progressive steps of remodeling can be done all in regular and logical order, and doing the work one step at a time does not in any way harm the project. This becomes a little more difficult if the space you are remodeling is being presently used for living space and your spouse may have something to say about how long the project should take. But if the room is being remodeled for a nursery and the baby isn’t expected for a few months it could work. Or if you are remodeling the basement and making some new rooms then it is an option. On the other hand if it is the bathroom and you only have one, well it better not take to long.
Here at Dave the How to guy I will be talking about different remodeling projects and jobs around the house over the next months and years. They are based on the experiences of my 29 years in the remodeling homes business. So, you get to benefit from these experiences and can be sure that your project will be based on tried and true methods. If you give careful attention to these articles, your projects around the house will be easier to accomplish and you will know that the final results will be done right and enjoyed for years.