When Does A DIY Become A ‘Dont-DIY’?

It’s peak home improvement season and many homeowners are itching to roll up their sleeves and tackle a home improvement project. However, before embarking on a home improvement or renovation project this summer, homeowners need to understand just what they’re getting themselves into. Cutting costs on big projects by doing-it-yourself — or “DIY” — can actually cause huge problems down the road. Homeowners should educate themselves on what is best to leave to the professionals who are knowledgeable about what to consider when embarking on a home improvement project, including materials, sizing, project pitfalls, code requirements and permitting.

The Key Tips below will help you consider your options when it comes to Home DIY…

Do you have the time? This important question can easily aid your decision to complete a home improvement project. Take an honest evaluation of the time you can allot to the project. Diving into a project on a weekend without a realistic timeline can leave your house in shambles for weeks as you complete the project in your spare time.
Do you have the right tools? Window, siding and door installation projects require very specialized, expensive tools to produce a quality result. Cutting corners with improvised tools will produce a less than stellar final product that can negatively affect the home’s resale value. Less obvious tools such as permits, licenses and insurance are required to complete several projects. Without these, homeowners could face fines or zoning issues that can affect their taxes.
Do you have the experience? For homeowners, their home is typically their biggest investment. Projects that change a home’s structural integrity, energy efficiency and even visual appeal can drastically change its value. Before investing time and money in trial and error, homeowners should consider calling a professional to guarantee a high quality result.

Simpler projects such as landscaping, painting and shelving are great do-it-yourself opportunities for homeowners looking to save money. Green projects like ‘upcycling’ a piece of old furniture or caulking a leaky drain can also satisfy a desire to DIY on a smaller scale. These projects can be completed with less risk of doing any major damage to the home. Botched projects can even jeopardize the homeowner’s ability to sell down the road. For homeowners who aren’t sure whether a DIY project is right for them, you should consider starting with a smaller DIY project that won’t take a lot of time and you can see to completion. That way you will gain some confidence and get a better understanding of what’s involved for future home improvement projects.

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Secrets become a Big Dreamer and Take them Come True

3 fundamental things people need to have and live a successful life are Philosophies, Attitudes and Actions. The way you think about life and the way you look at things influence your attitudes and the way you handle situations in your life. Philosophies are the important element on the way you go in your life. Your actions are the vehicle that make you down that road, good or bad. Below are the secrets of a college dropout and Navy janitor turning his life around to become the Opposing Solo/Lead Solo Pilot for the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team, The Blue Angels.

 

 

The beauty of living in a free society is that WE all have the responsibility for our own path in life. There are many examples of people who have taken a bad situation and turned it around for the better. They took responsibility for themselves instead of blaming others for their situation. If you can learn to create a foundation of GOOD philosophies, then you will affect your attitudes on how you deal with situations and your actions will reflect your foundation. You will have created a successful style of living that will transport you down the road to a life filled with rich experiences, personal growth and the ability to pass the baton to others and inspire them down the same path.

 

One of the philosophies I talk about is dreaming. My personal belief or philosophy is to DREAM BIG and EXPECT BIG? Why not? As far as we know, this is the only life we have to live, this is not a practice run. I have never met someone who aspired to be a drug addicted thief but I have met many people who dreamed of being a Doctor, Entrepreneur, Professional Athlete, Politician, Scientist etc. These great people used their BIG DREAMS to fuel their SIMPLE choices in life that led them down the path to achievement.

 

Remember the formula from Math class? Rate X Time = Distance

Here is another formula for life:

Focus/Passion/Action X Commitment/Time/Patience=Success/Accomplishment

This formula has worked for mankind throughout the generations. When I discovered the pieces of this formula I was able to take myself from a very bad situation to a level of achievement that many people will never have the chance to attempt.

 

You see, I flunked out of college at the age of 22 in debt, with not much left to do except join the military and grow up. I joined the U.S. Navy, spent my first 9 months aboard my ship scrubbing toilets, scraping paint, painting and shining brass. Being a nautical janitor for that amount of time woke me up. If I did not change I could be doing this for a very long time.

 

I took control and responsibility for my life, changed my philosophies and attitudes about life and ten years almost to the day I flunked out of college I was flying an FA-18 Hornet as the Opposing/Lead Solo Pilot with the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. My tour with the Blue Angels was one of the highlights of my life.

 

Why was I able to change my life so drastically? I DREAMED BIG and EXPECTED BIG? I fueled my simple choices with those dreams, changed my path and used that life formula to head on a different journey.

 

DREAM BIG with ME. YOU can too DREAM BIG and achieve financial freedom. Definition of Financial Freedom: You don’t have to work anymore if you don’t want to…

 

Mark Provo
Leader in Lightyear Wireless-
“Change Your Cell Phone from an expense into Income!”