Is new flooring a do-it-yourself home project? Some projects don’t always need a contractor. Here is the one you can tackle on your own and the one project you shouldn’t!
1. Hardwood or Laminate Flooring –
Do it Yourself? YES!
Laminate sells for $1.50 to $2.50 a square foot. Take a 1,000 square foot home, which translates to a total savings of about $3,000 over professionally installed hardwood floors. When you do it yourself, consider a single board laminate product. Surprisingly many new varieties of sturdy single-board laminate are totally indistinguishable from engineered hardwood and a breeze to install.
Payoff: A $2,000 investment adds at least $5,000 in home value.
2. Carpeting –
Do it Yourself? NO!
Carpet for a decent quality…