Hi, folks! Welcome to “Di-Why? Diary”. I’m your host, Rae the Renovator, and I’m here to share my experiences in home improvement. I hope this will help you as you face your own renovation decisions.
Why do I call this DI-Why? Diary? Well, it’s not all about DIY (do it yourself). Instead, it’s more about why to take on a project, and whether to actually DIY or get professional help. Despite what some of the home improvement stores will tell you, it really isn’t a good idea to tackle some projects on your own – it may seem cheaper in the short term, but doing it wrong can cost you a lot in the long term!
While my blog is hosted by my friends at Evergreen Door & Window, I will do my best to provide unbiased information on home improvement products and services. I am simply here to help you make the best choices for your needs, and to hopefully help you avoid some of the chaos I have been through in the last few years of home renovations.
In the next few weeks I will be offering my assistance in the following areas:
1. Honestly assessing your home improvement needs
2. Deciding what renovations make the most sense from a cost versus value standpoint
3. Determining whether to take on a project yourself or hire a professional
4. How to find the right contractor for all your projects
From there on I will provide information on a variety of products and services that I hope you will find useful. I welcome your questions, comments, and personal experiences as we go forward. Join me!
Rae the Renovator