DIY Basement Remodeling Projects – How to Tell When A Project Can Quickly Get Out of Hand, Part 2

DIY basement remodeling projects are somewhat of a craze right now. The amount of information on DIY projects is at an all time high thanks to sites like Pinterest and channels like HGTV. However, the quality of this information leaves something to be desired.

Sure you can see pretty before and after pictures and become inspired about how you might be able to transform your basement living space, but are you really getting the full scoop as to how involved the project may be?

In the last post we took a look at a common DIY electrical project. Now we are going to tackle plumbing.

There are a good deal of plumbing projects that can easily be handled by a DIY homeowner, given a little bit of research and a few common tools. Let’s take a look at one of these projects and how it can get quickly get out of hand.

Installing a new plumbing fixture vs installing a new plumbing line

Every homeowner has that one bathroom that could use a little refreshing. One of the ways you can give your bathroom a face lift is by installing a new plumbing fixture.

The installation process for most plumbing fixtures will be pretty straightforward and your local hardware store should have a wide variety of fixtures to choose from. Even if you are an inexperienced DIY homeowner, you should still be able to handle this type of project if you watch a couple of YouTube tutorials and read the instructions that come with your fixture.

However, if you’re project starts to require more than what is needed to simply swap fixtures then it might be best to look to a professional.

If in replacing your faucet you find that you have an issue with your plumbing line or you need to install a whole new plumbing line then you should move on from trying to tackle such a project yourself. You’ll need a professional plumber to handle your job at that point, unless you want to risk giving your entire basement a bath.

Check back for part 3 as we take a look at what some different types of flooring projects that can be a challenge for DIY homeowners.

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