The Nitty Gritty of Do-It-Yourself: A Series on DIY Renovation

If you look on Pinterest or Instagram, it seems like everyone is choosing the DIY renovation route.  There are some amazing examples of projects people have done themselves and unbelievable before/after examples of the hidden potential of old becoming new. We’re huge fans of DIY, having successfully completed many projects ourselves. As well, we admire many friends and bloggers who are DIY wizards.


DIY isn’t the right choice for everyone or every project. While we fully support anyone’s ambition to take on projects themselves we want to help you make an informed decision when choosing the DIY route.

DIY Renovation

Some of the assumptions we make about DIY renovation include:
  • it won’t take too much time
  • it’s cheaper
  • it will add value to our home and life
  • we will do it right

You also might be thinking, “If they can do it, so can we!”  Well, you probably can.

Here’s the big question – is it worth it? 

Is it worth the time?
Will you actually save money?
Will it add value to your home and life?

In this series, we explore the truth to the assumptions made about DIY renovation to help you make an informed decision before deciding whether you want to hire a professional or not.

Part 1: The DIY Expense No One is Talking About
Part 2: The Surprising Hidden Cost of DIY Renovations

Part 3: The (Eventual) Value of DIY **includes a list of do’s and don’ts to help you with the DIY renovation process

We hope that these posts will give you some insight into the nitty-gritty details of DIY renovations.


Denise and Sean

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Explore assumptions we make about a DIY renovation to help you decide how much of your project is worth taking on yourself.