DIY Dilemmas: Bridging the Gap Between Dreams & Drills
Navigating the real-world intricacies of home projects, from calculators to costs
This week, we were asked by our community about the age-old beautiful (often unsettling) world of DIY projects. Specifically about organizing and planning for them. Well, we deep-dived, pulled out the references, and answered. Below you will find our lists of calculators (all free!), our recommendations for planning, essential building companions, and general budgeting tips. If you ask, we’ll answer as best we can! Here’s to all you hopeful doers out there, dream big and keep some duct tape to hand!
DIY crunch time!
Ah, home projects. Between those dazzling DIY videos and real life, there's a whole world of planning, right? Thanks for hitting the nail on the head (pun intended) with this question. It's about the journey, not just the Pinterest-perfect ending!
Dive into Calculators (Because why wing it when you can calculate it?)
These are all free cost calculators to aid you with planning. Always nice to know these are there!
For the List Lovers Among Us
Next, organize those dream projects with this delightful Notion template. Order in the midst of chaos – what a concept!
But whichever your preference, make sure you take notes on where, what, and how much everything is. Trust us, even in the future, you’ll like to know where that paint shade came from…
Essential Renovation & Building Companions
After you’ve run the numbers and organized the parts, you’ll want some guidance on anything you may have missed. See below our two recommendations for this step:
House Beautiful's Renovation Guide: Explore here
Builder Brigade Checklists: Check them out right here
And because I genuinely care (I swear), here's the golden rule: Always keep a stash for life's surprises. An extra 15-20% should keep those home project gremlins at bay.
Do you have a question like this that needs answering? Reach out to us at [email protected] or any of our socials, and we'll do our best to help answer them. After all, time spent on things like this means less time being Cozy, right?
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