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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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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Vinyl vs Wood vs Fiberglass Windows: What to Go with and Why

You have decided to finally pull the trigger on a full window replacement for your home.  Good for you.  It is a big project, but well worth it in the end.  As long as you choose your materials wisely.  So, what are you going with?  The classic wood frame.?  Bright white vinyl?  Have your eye on a fiberglass model?  Well, hopefully you have done your research.  Window replacement is a big investment.  Here are some things to think about when deciding on which frame material is right for you.

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