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Call a Pro or Have a Go?

Posted on Mar 2, 2017

B&R-#15-131

By Natalia Rietveld

As Kiwis we are known for our kiwi ingenuity, but can also be known for DIY disasters. When should you have a go and when should you call a pro?

Have a go
Lino and floor tiling: although it can be frustrating at times, it is doable. Olivia Gibson and her fiancé Kyle Challis recently renovated their own home. They saved themselves two and half thousand dollars by laying their own lino and Olivia says she would do it again in a heartbeat.

Call a pro
Carpet: it is too expensive to stuff up and you need the right tools for the job. Best to leave it to someone who knows what they are doing.

Have a go
Interior painting: it’s safe and pretty straight forward. Like with any sort of DIY project be sure to do your research but with the right preparation you can make any interior paint job look good.

Call a pro
Exterior painting: it’s a huge job painting the exterior of your house and it requires the use of scaffolding. Scaffolding is expensive to hire, so you may as well put that money towards paying a professional to do the whole job.

Have a go
Demolition: not only will it save you a lot of money, but it’s a great way to release any built-up anger.

Call a pro
Alterations: Any major alterations to your homes structure should be done by an engineer or designer with relevant qualifications. Talk to your local council before getting underway because regulations will change from region to region.

HOT TIP: If you don’t have a lot of time up your sleeve, DIY is probably not the best option.

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