I am not a professional improvement contractor or builder for homes. I have learned over the years how to do some improvements and repairs on my own. Whenever I can, I make use of home improvement tips from the professionals. Even after years of doing home repairs I know that I don’t know a tenth of what an experienced professional knows.
There are many sources of home improvement tips. My local hardware store is a great source. They even have some improvement seminars or classes during the summer. Home improvement TV shows area also a favorite of mine. Often they provide a professional opinion on how to do things. Often they show the newest products. There have been some interesting developments in mold resistant products. I was inspired to rip out the upstairs bathroom and rebuild it with most of the new mold resistant products. I have learned a lot about home renovations simply by watching the right shows.
I have also used some home improvement tips found on different websites. There are quite a few sites offering free professional advice from in the construction and renovation field. I have to admit that I don’t take any professional advice at face value. I always do the research on it and get several different opinions or options to a problem. I validate the professional advice before doing any work. I don’t want to do more damage by doing the wrong thing or using the wrong tool or product when making a repair.
I have found that by doing the right research and following professional advice I have been able to do some big projects. I have saved a lot of money by doing it myself. I have also been able to figure out when a project is beyond my scope. Then I put my time and effort into researching what needed to be done, and how. Then I found an improvement contractor that could do the work I wanted done. I have never assumed an improvement contractor for home was doing what I asked. I have always kept a close eye on any work being done on my home. I have to live here. If someone is doing work on my home it has to live up to my standards.