What I Learned While Remodeling My HomeWhat I Learned While Remodeling My Home


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What I Learned While Remodeling My Home

Me and my wife bought a fixer-upper a few years ago with every intention on converting it into our dream home. The problem was, we were not nearly as skilled in home construction and remodeling as we thought we were. After a few failed projects, we needed to really take a step back and reevaluate our plan. We knew there was no money in the budget to hire a contractor to do everything, so there were some skills we were going to have to learn on our own. After several months of actively seeking out the information we needed to get the job done, we were finally able to successfully remodel the kitchen in our new house. While the house is still a work in progress, we are successfully accomplishing new tasks every day. In this blog, I hope to bring together all of the information we learned along the way.

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Wire Your New Home Yourself

If you are having a brand new home built, you are probably excited about starting a few of your own do-it-yourself projects to customize your house and save a little bit of money. If you are thinking about doing your own new construction electrical wiring, however, you may want to think twice. Although there are a lot of DIY projects that you can surely tackle on your own, home wiring probably isn't one of them. These are just a few reasons why.

1. You Might Not Do it Up to Code

Even if you have done some of your own wiring in the past, you might not be up-to-date on all of the newest codes. The building and wiring restrictions in various areas have become a lot stricter over the years, and if you don't wire your home up to code, you might find yourself having to redo the whole project after the inspector comes.

In the end, your DIY project could wind up costing you a lot more than if you hired a professional in the beginning. A skilled electrician already know about the building codes in your area, so this shouldn't be a problem if you hire a professional.

2. You Could Injure Yourself

Many do-it-yourself projects aren't really all that dangerous if you know how to use your hand and power tools, but electrical wiring isn't one of them. When you're dealing with electricity, it only takes one small mistake or misstep to injure yourself badly. In the long run, it's better to leave this type of dangerous project to someone who knows how to do it properly without getting injured. You can focus your attention on safer projects instead, like putting down your own flooring or painting.

3. You Could Put Your Home at Risk of a Fire

Overloading the circuits in your new home or making other mistakes could put your home at a risk of fire later on. Not only could this be catastrophic for you and your family, but it could also be the end of your new home. Luckily, skilled electricians, like those at Dunedin Electric, know how to install this wiring without putting a home at this type of risk.

Even though you might be dying to get started on a do-it-yourself project in your brand new home, doing your own electrical work probably isn't a good idea if you aren't a licensed electrician. In fact, these are just a few of many things that could go wrong if you do.