Saturday, April 14th, 2018 by Danny Peterson
Homeownership is something to be very proud of—with that in mind, you may be thinking of enhancing your home improvement skills so that you can be a better handyman or woman. Let me share a couple ways in which you can develop these skills.
First, local hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s often run both free and low-cost home improvement clinics. These are run to help owners become comfortable with doing their own home improvement work. For example, Home Depot has a weekly workshop that will show you how to do things like install decorative molding and flooring, or how to properly paint interior walls. These classes are not in-depth so additional education may be needed, but it’s still a good start.
Another way to develop your skill is to let technology help you. Don’t underestimate the power of YouTube and the Internet. There are a number of truly helpful and useful how-to videos that discuss basic home repairs. Check out sites like The Family Handyman and This Old House for reputable home improvement information. Of course, always cross-reference information to make sure that what you are being told is legitimate and supported by multiple sources, and that the site is not just a paid advertisement for a specific product.
Finally, think about volunteering with an organization like Habitat for Humanity, or another charity that builds homes for the underserved communities. This way you can get hands-on experience, while doing something truly great for people-in-need within the community.
Taking part in any, or all, of these activities will help you enhance your home improvement skills. So give it a try, and don’t forget that Integrity Home Pro is always just a phone call away if you find you would like us to estimate the cost of a project. The price vs. the value may pleasantly surprise you! Call us to schedule a free, no obligation appointment for an estimate on your home improvement project at 410-721-9577.
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