8 Most Useful DIY Skills Every Homeowner Must Have

It’s safe to say that the housing market is showing signs of growth these days.

Even if Millennials are popularly referred to as the generation of renters, people are still very much interested in owning properties.

Moving into your own place is a huge accomplishment, but ownership comes with responsibility. You’re the one to make sure that the house is in good shape during your occupancy.

But don’t worry, you won’t need any training to take proper care of your home.

Here are 8 practical DIY skills every homeowner should have.

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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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