DIY projects 'should not be too adventurous'
11th Apr 2012
People considering embarking on DIY projects in the near future have been advised not to allow them to become too adventurous, as the risk of something going wrong will increase significantly.
Instead, home improvement projects should stay within the realms of what people are able to do, particularly first-time DIYers, explained Anna-Marie DeSouza, editor of Build It + Home Improvement magazine.
She explained: "People should have a go at doing what they feel comfortable doing – if you're quite a skilled DIYer, have a go at hanging that door."
If people are inexperienced, Ms DeSouza recommended starting off with something small and building up your repertoire, or trying to get advice from somebody who is a seasoned DIY enthusiast.
Alternatively, people can get some lessons from the local college or DIY store, the expert suggested.
"Take on one of their lessons and they can teach you to do the more skilled tasks that you might want to do at home," she advised.
Her comments followed the recent publication of the results of a survey by HSBC, which found that 52 per cent of Brits are planning to keep themselves busy by making home improvements during the Bank Holiday weekends in May and June this year.
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