Being a first-time homeowner can be a stressful experience. After finally finding a dream home after weeks, months, or maybe even years of real estate agents, paperwork, and internet searches, it can be really exciting to move into your first place.
Sometimes, though, your first home isn’t exactly your dream home, it might be more of a fixer-upper with a lot of potential. That’s especially because new home buyers are often on a budget, and there’s a good chance that said new home might need updates.
The cheapest way to upgrade a new house? Do it yourself.
The problem is that a lot of DIY projects don’t go as well as the DIY-er originally expects. Many DIY projects take longer than expected, cost more than expected, and are more difficult than expected (that’s why we pay contractors the big bucks).