Probably many of you have already heard the abbreviation DIY, which stands for do-it-yourself. There are thousands ideas online for DIY projects – from making a bunny toy from a sock to big home improvements. But have you heard of the YDI concept? It stands for you-do-it and means that instead of doing something on your own you can hire a professional to handle the job.
A recent research shows that the baby boomer generation is the one responsible for the most DIY projects, but it is slightly being replaced by the next generation, who has created the YDI concept. Young professionals between the age of 20 and 30 are more willing to hire an expert for a certain service due to their busy schedule and stressful life.
If you think that your home needs a renovation, you should consider which concept is better for you. The YDI concept is often a better option for complex projects. If you wonder which option you should choose, just answer the following questions:
Are there any restrictions for home improvements?
You should be familiar with the local regulations, because in some cases the building communities forbid reconstructions of the building’s façade for example.
Are you prepared for the renovation?
You will need a certain equipment to perform the improvement and let’s be honest – not everyone has a drill at home. Also consider the money you will have to spend for materials.
Will you be able to handle all the work?
Have in mind that you will have to carry heavy items or even climb on the roof. So think very carefully if you are ready to risk your health and safety.
What will you save?
Money, time, health? There are also hidden expenses, which you can initially forget. For example: paying for take out food while your kitchen is under construction; or the replacement of covered in paint clothes.
Pick wisely the right option according to your answers and needs. No matter which concept you choose, DIY or YDI, don’t forget to include the new home improvement in the inventory report London.