How to build DIY confidence

Friday, October 15th, 2010

If you’d like to do more DIY tasks, but lack confidence, start small – that’s the advice from a home improvement expert.

Self-storage company Safestore has blogged the advice of Anna-Marie Desouza, editor of Build It Magazine, who says that tackling simple jobs like painting and decorating, hanging an internal door or fitting a tap is the best way to start.

You can read the full article here.

Certainly the trend at the moment seems to be towards helping people do it themselves – high-street giant B&Q is organising classes in some of its stores and Ms Desouza also recommends taking a class.

But it doesn’t always go to plan. Recent research by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank reportedly found that DIY disasters have cost UK homeowners £235 million to put right in the last year, with nearly 5 million households messing up up at least one of their home improvement projects during that period.

However, don’t let that put you off… especially if tackling a small job with not much scope to go wrong.

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