Do It Yourself Flooring
There’s something extremely gratifying about doing anything on your home yourself:
- it saves you money while boosting your home value
- it makes floor repairs less intimidating and can save you big $ if you need one vs hiring a professional
- it’s a good workout
- you can brag to your friends about how you built most of your house (and maybe you didn’t really build most of it, but flooring is a huge part of the house, and who’s going to fact check you)
- it’s a stepping stone to being self-sufficient. any new home problems pop up? no problem–been there done that.
- every day you’ll be reminded of your masterpiece, and this confidence may just lead you to learn-by-doing other more complicated tasks
I think these reasons make at least installing one floor a bucket list item for most homeowners. And if you don’t like it, you just saved a lot of money, can buy yourself a small vacation with the money you saved, and never install a floor again.
With this in mind, there are certain floors you should and shouldn’t start with. Carpet and hardwood aren’t easy tasks for installation. Luxury vinyl is the easiest. In fact, I think you can get it done in one Saturday (maybe even half). More DIY tips, tricks, and article to come, but for now, I’d start your DIY prowess by installing luxury vinyl planks.