DIY Outdoor Kitchen: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Adding outdoor kitchens to a home is becoming a major trend these days. It’s a great way to increase the living space of your home and to get you out of your more formal indoor kitchen once in a while too. There is also something peaceful and relaxing about spending more time outside.

What can really take away from this experience is building an outdoor kitchen that was not designed properly. It happens all too often and as a result, people do not get the full value out of this additional living space. You don’t want that to happen to you when building your new outdoor kitchen so try to plan properly in order to avoid these common outdoor kitchen building mistakes.

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8 Terrible DIY Improvements That Will Devalue Your House

As a homeowner, you may have your own reasons to upgrade your property. Maybe you are giving it a cosmetic facelift to increase its resale value. When upgrading your property, it is important to make smart choices. Otherwise, you will lose a lot of money. You could even turn off potential buyers.

Before launching a home improvement project, it is important to review your market. You should know what upgrades have the best potential. If most homes in your neighborhood have just 3 bedrooms, adding a 4th bedroom to your home can actually boost its resale value. But if the homes in your neighborhood have an average price of $150,000, spending $50,000 on a kitchen remodel is not a wise idea because it won’t automatically increase the value of your home to $200,000. The idea of renovating a home is to increase its resale value. If renovations price the home out of the local market prices, you will have a tough time finding a buyer. But if you really loved those exotic marble countertops or steam showers, you may get them for your own enjoyment. Just don’t expect them to boost the value of your property dramatically.

Here are home improvement projects that may not increase the resale value of your home.

 

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Top 7 Apps for DIY Enthusiasts

Even if you need a little help, it’s still DIY. No one does things perfectly the first go around, and that’s exactly why so many great apps for DIY enthusiasts exist. Before you can do it yourself, you need to learn how to do it yourself. Whether you want to improve your skill sets or learn something from the ground up, you’ll be able to find an app to help you with the process.

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How To Turn Your DIY Hobby Into A Career

If you’re passionate about DIY and enjoy spending weekends making home improvements,  or crafts maybe you should consider making a career out of your hobby. There’s always a huge demand for interior design, decorating and furniture making services. Some tradespeople even make a living from doing odd jobs like putting up shelves or hanging pictures. If you have the skills and ability to make quality improvements to your own home, you could be making some money helping others improve theirs.

Here are a few essential steps you’ll need to take to turn your DIY hobby into a career:

 

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