There are a number of reasons for attempting to perform your own home improvement tasks including the obvious benefit of saving labor costs on minor ‘manageable’ DIY projects, the reward of accomplishment and the benefit to build upon your own skillset. Of course, many times it is inevitable to call a home improvement professional to make sure the renovations are done correctly and to avoid further damage and costs from improper do-it-yourself mistakes. If you do plan on diving into the world of home improvement, below are some basic jobs to get you started.
Change Air Filter (HVAC)
There are very few home improvement repairs that can be done DIY on a furnace or air-conditioner but there is one maintenance task that is mandatory – changing the air filter. A clogged air filter reduces the efficiency of the HVAC system and provides impure breathing air – and changing it takes 5 minutes.
Paint a Room (Interior Design)
You can boost interior appeal and increase quality of living by repainting a room. Per the time and project cost, repainting offers an incredibly high ROI, percentage-wise anyway.
Change Faucet Fixtures (Plumbing)
Surprisingly enough, swapping out faucet fixtures is a very feasible project for a mid-level DIYer. Using elegant designs that are also low-flow can have a dual ROI in improved looks and the benefit of lower water bills.
Swap Out Light Fixtures (Electrical)
Accent lighting is another home improvement upgrade that improves the warmth and inviting appeal of any room. Of course routing wires and adding switches is a job left for the experts but if the fixtures are already there, swapping them out can be done by a novice electrician (after following all safety guidelines).
Refinish a Deck (Restoration)
Some home improvement steps are desired but some are mandatory. Refinishing a deck is something that should be done every few years to maintain the looks of the property but also to ensure safety so that boards stay secure, free of damage and weather-resistant.
Plant Trees (Curb Appeal)
Planting trees is a home improvement project that offers tremendous value. Not only is curb appeal boosted with the addition of trees but they also provide shade and wind-resistance that can help lower interior utility bills.
Fill In Gaps around Windows and Doors (Energy Efficiency)
An energy efficient home improvement project that costs little but saves a lot is filling in gaps around windows and doors with insulation and spray foam. Popping off the trim and filling in these open spots helps prevent heat and cool loss which in turn lowers utility bills and increases HVAC life span.
For substantial home improvement jobs, ASA is here for you. If you are in the market for a kitchen remodel, cabinetry for any room, new interior doors, an addition of pediments or mouldings, in need of a new stairway or stair parts, call us at 248-624-7400. Our experts have a long history in the Detroit area since 1952, successfully completing construction projects. We are proud to be known for our “Trademark of Quality”.