What is So Great About Home

I remember the first time I decided that enough was enough and that I was going to start doing repairs and renovations for myself, by myself in the future. It was during the summer of 2006 when we decided to put a small extension on our living room to make it slightly bigger. My wife and myself had talked about this for some time and we eventually decided to go ahead and make it happen. It was also the first time that we ever had any renovations done on the house and so we were in for a nasty shock when we found out how much that project would actually cost. I won’t say exactly how much, but it was a lot. From that day onwards I decided to save some money and go do it all myself.

I started doing it all by myself mostly because I wanted to save money and because I knew that we wanted to do more work in the future. But after 4 years of learning and doing home DIY I can finally answer the question “what is so great about home DIY”.

1. Home DIY is great because of all the money you save. I am not lying when I say that I have saved thousands upon thousands of dollars since I started doing things by myself around the house. Whether it comes to fixing the toilet or building a cupboard, I don’t have to pay for anything accept the tools and materials to do the job myself.

2. Home DIY is fun. There is nothing more fun than being able to create. I thank god that I now have the skills to really create and make things which I can truly be proud of.

3. It will impress. I can’t even count the number of times people have come over to our house and complimented a chair or piece of furniture I had made. When they find out that I actually made it myself they are totally flabbergasted. I can’t help but feel proud.