Since the weather has been warming up I've been itching to get to work in the back yard. There are so many things I want to do this summer. I only wonder if my budget will hold up to what I want to do. I watch the DIY networks all the time looking for ideas, and more than anything; ideas on how to save money.
Doing it yourself is the biggest way to save money. Contractors make a good living because either folks don't know how, or don't want to do the work. I can tell you that I truly appreciate the things I've done myself so much more. Not to mention the highend result without the price tag.
I will also say I like to finish my projects, some people start things and never finish, which is easy to do, but I've come to appreciate the feeling of getting something completely done. I always try to finish something before I begin a new project. I also use the Internet as a huge resource for figuring out the right way to do my projects. That is the beauty of the information that is at our finger tips. There are no secrets when it comes to how to do projects yourself. It just takes time, patience, research and a few scraped knuckles.
I'll be posting updates on my backyard projects over the next few months and offering steps, and tips on how I did it and if I find places to save money I'll share those also... Starting this weekend I will be removing the old ugly concrete steps from the back of my house and replacing them with wooden steps with hand rails that will look better and be much safer. I'll post pictures next week... (WP)