I wanna do it by myself

Philippines
May 17, 2010 4:15am CST
i would like to change everything in my house but it cost a lot!! Materials are too expensive and the carpenter's fees are so expensive too. I think i have to do it by myself. You know, painting the walls and ceiling, putting vinyl floors and everything. Problem is i don't know how to do it so i guess i need to do a lot of research on how to do all these things. I think it's quite easy as I see, people do it by themselves. I know it requires strength but i have cousins to help me. This might be interesting!!
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14 responses
@saliyzhu (64)
• China
18 May 10
That may be very interesting, i think. But that is also a big project for one person,expecially the non-professional person. First,you need to research in the website or your friends' home which you like. Maybe you also need to consult a expert,who will give some useful advice to you. Second , it's time to buy the materials you need. You'd better find more than two shops so that you can acquire the cheapest stuff. Third, you may need to find more persons to help me. I guess you and you cousins are not enough to decorate your house.HaHa
@ptzkoh (97)
• Philippines
18 May 10
hello tess, that would be a nice plan, i believe that you can make it but expect for that you can't perfect your job. because this type of work requires experience. don't forget to reward yourself after you finished your work. good luck!!
@sid556 (30989)
• United States
18 May 10
You can do it tess. I re-painted all my ugly old furniture. I've repainted walls. that alone changes the atmosphere of a place. floors...I know nothing about but if you are determined then you can do it. My mother re-tiled the kitchen of one of the homes we owned growing up and it looked great when she was done. I would not pay someone to cosmetically change my home or my apartment.
• China
18 May 10
I think it is a very good and interesting thing,doing it by yourself will give you the sense of achievement.You can learn many things and exert your imagination during this process.Take it easy,I believe you can do it successfully.
@hanizah (256)
18 May 10
Just think about having bonding times with your cousins and just be careful with the ceiling because its dangerous.
@DummyBlog (379)
• Pakistan
17 May 10
Be your own Einstein!! I solved many problems by thinking and thinking!! Develop your own solution! I bet you may come out with a way that would cost you very less and the change you want would be according to your desire!! Gud luck!
• India
17 May 10
Hello tess welcome to mylot Yes you can do it with the help of your cousins, if necessary you consult an expert too, once you makeup your mind, you can do.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Prof
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
17 May 10
Doing it yourself definitely save a lot of cost. For me I would not dare to venture into doing something that I have no knowledge of. I prefer to ask the expers to do my house renovations as they know best on how to cut cost on the usage of material. The labor charges here are not that too expensive and I can always ask for quotations from few carpenters to get the cheapest deal.
• China
17 May 10
Hi,friend. Perhaps you can ask some friends who know how to paint walls for help. Doing it all by yourself is a hard work. You need to do prior research and pratice before actually painting your walls and ceilings.
• United States
17 May 10
If you have cable you can start by watching hgtv. You can also ask for things on freecycle.com or .org. everything is free there. Paint you can find nice oops paint at home depot for cheap. People make mistakes and you get a break. You will enjoy painting your place as well. I have done it all myself plenty of times. I wish I had pictures to show you. I even painted my daughters name very big on her wall with a tree and clouds with her friends names in them. She loved her surprise.
@redhotpogo (4435)
• United States
17 May 10
Yes you should do lots of research, and ask for advice from professionals. If you try to do something without knowing what you are doing, you could really damage things, and then the cost to fix things is going to be even more expensive then if you had just had someone else do it in the first place. But you can do it. Anyone can do these things. Just be careful.
@med889 (5954)
17 May 10
I have done it myself at home and I am sure that everyone can do it too because once you are willing to do it you are just the master of your thoughts and ideas and you will do it wonderfully it is your own house so go for it and do it. There are simple things which make a house beautifully like decorations of antiques stuffs and colors you choose, so make something light and coxy so that everyone living in that house will only wants to stay more and more. Do not use Red colors in the bedroom, well I am also a feng shui believer so red makes the partners angry all the time, choose a darker side of vinyl as it is better for not getting spoil easily. Do some research on the internet and you will find other wonderful things too.
• Philippines
17 May 10
Hi Tess! It would be very self-rewarding if you do the tasks by yourself. You will feel so satisfied because you have given your own efforts to remodel your house. If you really want to do it, then it is for you to dedice and weigh things. In my opinion, I would rather let the professionals do the job, in the right time that I already have the sufficient money to pay all the fees. I am more confident that they will do the job better. I would rather go and look for some money where I know I can do better and gather funds , and just let the house remodelling be taken cared of by the professionals. In that way, I am sure they can really do the job and not waste money and the materials. But that if, it happens on my case. But then again, it is up to you to decide and weigh things. Happy mylotting!
@oldchem1 (8144)
17 May 10
Go for it Professionals charge a fortune and I think that you get a lot of pleasure and satisfaction from doing the jobs yourself, as well as saving money. Good luck