When Not To Do It Yourself Sacramento Real Estate
February 11, 2016

When Not To Do It Yourself

Home Depot, Lowe’s, and a mass of home design shows and websites have inspired homeowners everywhere to do it themselves. Turns out this is mostly true, however there are still some small to mid-range projects that are best left to the professionals.

The Home Projects Council surveyed homeowners to find out which projects they were comfortable doing on their own and which they were willing to task out. The biggest factor in whether to hire someone was overall cost versus savings.

Top Do It Yourself Improvements

Window treatments

Cabinet hardware

Closet systems

Lighting fixtures/fans

Faucets

Install a mailbox

Stain, paint, or repair patios and concrete surfaces

Landscape

Install pavers, stone patio, or walkway

 

More Likely to Hire a Pro

Replace countertops, backsplash, or cabinets

Tile a shower

Replace wood or vinyl flooring

Pour concrete patio, steps, or sidewalk

Build deck or fence

Build outdoor kitchen, barbecue, or fireplace

Install or build a shed or building

Category Home Inspiration

Lyon Real Estate

Lyon Real Estate is ranked the number one brokerage in annual home sales in the greater Sacramento region and has served the area for 70 years. In 2016, the company closed 7,688 transactions worth a total of $2.97 billion in sales volume. Lyon Real Estate has 945 agents in 17 offices located throughout the region. The company is a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of premier locally-branded firms, as well as LeadingRE’s Luxury Portfolio International® program. In addition to its real estate services, Lyon Real Estate offers RELO Direct, a global relocation program.

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