Go to Professional View
HomeInteropediaArticlesWhen Is A DIY Project Not A Good Idea

Articles

When is a DIY Project Not a Good Idea

Published on:
Category: Residential
1455088763DIY_yesorno_backgrnd.jpg

Image Credits: https://in.pinterest.com/

Now that the temperature has cooled down and you seem to have more free time on your hands because the days seem to get shorter every week, many of you must be considering a few DIY projects. Do-It-Yourself home projects are absolutely great, especially if you have a creative mindset and like to inject a bit of your own personality into the décor. From homemade candles to DIY shelves and even painting your house on your own, there are quite a few projects you can absolutely tackle by yourself without the need to hire expensive laborers and contractors.

However, not everything is best done on your own. The worst jobs happen when a homeowner decides to bite off more than they can chew. These projects, when they go wrong, end up costing a lot of money and time to fix. Or worse, may requiring a complete and long drawn out re-do.

Image Credits: www.pinterest.com

So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at 5 scenarios that are not recommended as DIY projects:-

  1. Structural Changes

Want to add a new bookcase? Go ahead, but if you want to change the walls to get a customized built-in bookcase, it's best to hire an expert. Behind those walls could be structural elements like columns, or even plumbing pipes and major electrical conduits, none of which you want to tackle by yourself.

  1. New Flooring

It may look pretty simple to install new floor tiles, but it’s rarely, if ever, that simple. While they look relatively simple to install, the reality is that the measuring and positioning of tiles can be tremendously time-consuming. However, a team of professionals can cut installation down to a day, depending on your room size. If you want to spruce up your flooring, stick to simple DIY option like placing rugs and floor mats instead.

  1. Electrical Work

It's one thing to install a new light fixture, but repairing faulty wiring is a whole other ball game. Working with electrical wires can be deadly and the proper precautions and knowledge are crucial. It’s best to hire a professional if your kitchen needs re-wiring or you want to install a new water geyser.

  1. Plumbing Work

If the toilet is clogged, go ahead and attempt unclogging it yourself. But if you have leaky faucets and broken plumbing pipes, it is best to hire a professional plumber to fix them. Messing with plumbing can result in serious leakage and seepage problems. You may think you’ve gotten the job done, but instead, you might cause another leak somewhere else.

  1. Replacing Or Adding Windows & Doors

Changing old worn out rubber gaskets on your sliding window is a simple task, but changing the entire window is not. Don’t think of it as ‘screwing a new window in place of the old’. This requires specialized tools that you may not have in your trusty tool chest. While you have bought the new window at a store or gotten one customized, it is best to pay to have it installed by a professional as well us to ensure they it's secure and well-insulated.

Up the Style Quotient ...

Liven up your walk-in closet and add a ton of pizzazz with a few basic change...

5 Creative Ways to Dec...

Why leave your ceiling a boring shade of white? We show you 5 simple ways you...

5 Ways to Add the ‘W...

We give you 5 ways to make everyone go "Wow" with an extra touch of pizzazz t...

5 Steps to Creating a ...

A cosy nook in your home to relax and enjoy a good book is always a treat! In...

Get Your Wooden Furnit...

During the monsoons, furniture needs protection from the constant humidity. H...

How to Find the Best W...

Interested in getting furniture made from scratch? Read these tips to know ho...

8 Thematic Children's ...

If you’re looking to do something great for your child, how about a bedroom...

5 Secrets Your Contrac...

Do you know what you Contractor doesn't want you to know? Here are a few thin...

How to Decorate Contem...

Here are some tips to learn how to decorate your home in a contemporary theme...

What Your Contractor R...

Learn to read in-between the lines when it comes to understanding what your c...

Combining Leather and ...

Adding leather to your home decor makes for a classy look. The right colours ...

Selecting Furniture fo...

As homes get smaller, furniture gets smarter. Choose a piece of furniture tha...

5 Tips to Creating a C...

Having a cosy living room really makes one feel more at home! It can instantl...

5 Pro Tips for Monsoon...

Monsoons mean cold weather and cloud cover- which means not much natural ligh...

Decorating Really Smal...

Decorating small spaces brings with it many challenges. You want the design t...

5 Tips for Planning a ...

Is it time to remodel your kitchen? The kitchen is the heart of your home and...

Single Colour Home Décor

While many designers are famous for their skills of inventive colour combinat...

How to Decorate with Y...

Yellow and orange are without a doubt the happiest and most refreshing colour...

5 Secrets to a Success...

Here are 5 secrets to a successful home décor project to keep you on track w...

Is Wooden Flooring bac...

Wooden flooring adds a touch of rustic class to a room and has a cozy feel to...

The Return of the Mixe...

This year, 2016, we’re going to see a lot of new interior decor trends emer...

5 Rules to Follow When...

Here are 5 simple rules to keep in mind when you plan a decorating project fo...

8 Fun Projects to Snea...

Here are 8 interesting ways you can add a little color to your home without m...

Kitchen Ideas for the ...

The Kitchen is an important room in any home that serves a vital role; it's i...

How to Repurpose Outda...

Learning how to re-use outdated items not only helps us save money but also h...

How to Achieve the Vin...

Looking for ways to turn your home decor to a vintage style? Just read our ti...

5 Ravishingly Retro Ki...

Been wanting to change your kitchen decor? Go Retro! To know how just follow ...

Granny Chic: Vintage I...

Want that cozy homey feeling you would get everytime you visited your granpa...

Cool Ways to Turn Old ...

Know how to use old objects into use everyday items! Just follow these tips a...

Plaid and Décor: Yes ...

Adding plaid to your home decor can give your home a classic look!

The Trick Behind Eye C...

If you want to decorate your walls, we have some interesting tips for you!

11 Vintage Wedding Dec...

For tips on vintage decor for weddings, read on!

5 Ways to Get the Best...

To know how to get the best work done from your Contractor, just follow these...

3 Things To Keep In Mi...

Getting your furniture custom-made has many advantages but it can have its do...

Interesting Ways to Us...

Learn how you can make your home look even more interesting by using layers.

Space Starved? Use The...

Most modern apartments in urban cities have tiny kitchens, making it importan...

Is it Better to Get Fu...

This article throws light on the age-old question - should you get your furni...

Small Bathroom Decorat...

Small bathrooms can be a design and décor challenge. Read on to find some co...

10 Tips for Hiring a F...

If you're looking to hire a furniture contractor or a carpenter to build or r...

Connect With Us

   

Be connected on the go

Download the Fevicol Design Ideas App


X
Fill in your details to find the right Fevicol Certified Carpenter: