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A list of DIY tasks? And some better left to professionals?

posted by: jenp4 on 12.08.2007 at 08:48 pm in Kitchens Forum

What projects in a kitchen remodel were easy to tackle as a first time DIY? What tasks are better left to professionals? I will be doing my own demo work, and I am thinking about designing my own layout, laying the wood floors, putting crown molding in the ceiling, etc, but I do not have experience to tell me which things I should look to hire a professional for and which things I could definitely do with a little reading material in hand.

This is a whole room remodel in an old farmhouse. Hoping for a farmhouse kitchen with soapstone countertops (although finding that hard to do for a reasonable price-- wish that was an easy DIY project!) and an island with cooktop. Nothing will remain from the old house except the plaster walls and the trim. I am trying to do as much as possible to cut costs but I have read some posts from people who said that some things are worth paying to have a professional do, but I have a lot of energy and a flexible schedule-- just no experience!

Any advice would be great! Thank you :)


clipped on: 12.10.2007 at 12:44 pm    last updated on: 12.10.2007 at 12:44 pm

RE: Twin mattress for 83 yr old mother (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: sager66 on 07.09.2006 at 01:09 pm in Furniture Forum

Firm Talalay Latex Mattress
Wool Fleece Pad

Since everyone has different comfort preferences, sleeping positions, back issues, etc., there will never be a consensus on a "best" configuration. My 86 year old mother has been sleeping on the above configuration for around 4 years. I keep asking how its working, but no issues so far.


clipped on: 12.02.2006 at 07:53 pm    last updated on: 12.02.2006 at 07:54 pm