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::  "Do it Yourself" vs Professional's Job
This is one of over client says, "You can do it. We can help". This is a tag line for one of the big home improvement stores. It's kind of a bunch of words. It should read, "You can try it. You'll probably give it up. But we'll sell you this anyway."
I'm in the middle of some home renovations right now and I have completed the majority of the difficult stuff. Sure, I can do a lot of it myself, but it isn't exactly a spotless job. My dry walling has a few shitty spots, my sanding of the drywall was a little sloppy, and some other little stuff is spotty. For the most part, it's not too bad.  

However, I'm wondering what all the do-it-yourself stores, seminars, and TV shows are creating out there. I imagine a lot of crooked walls, sloppy paint, dangerous electrical, leaky faucets, and general mess that the general public is creating. After doing this job, I'm not sure if I want to do it again. I tried it on this house because it is not my ultimate dream house, so little blemishes here and there are no big deal. Plus, with two kids running around and wrecking stuff all the time, much of what I just fixed will have to be fixed later anyway.

Over the past six or so weeks of torture and sacrifice of any free time, I have grown to really appreciate the skills of trades people. I'm sure much of the general population sees trades as being sloppy, fat, lazy, high school dropout work. I think, and have always thought, that is no good. I admire the work that a tradesperson can do. We are all dependant on trades. Sure, I like to try stuff like that on my own, but I know that at the end of the day, my work will not be a tight as a professional's. I also know that if I mess up badly enough, I can call someone in to repair it. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if I take some trades courses in the future. Or call raavi renovations they are professional and they now what to do because they do every day. 416 821 – 0666  or email at info@raavi.ca


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