Within the last few years, it has become a do-it-yourself type of country. From television to books to magazines, the people have decided to help themselves with the projects that need to be done at home instead of hiring someone to do it for them. The reasons for becoming a “do-it-yourselfer” are many people have found that DIY is the answer to many issues. Taking on a project at home yourself can be very advantageous. Many people do DIY to save money by tackling household projects. Some “do-it yourselfers” are such because it helps them to be able to flip houses, a popular way to make money.

Generally, contractors can be expensive when fixing something that you, for the price of materials, could accomplish. Paying someone materials plus labour tends to put a giant whole in one’s check book. By doing small projects around your own house as things need doing, two things can occur. One, you can put away the money you might spend needlessly on professionals and save it for something that you really need. The money can even go toward making upgrades to your house that you would not be able to afford otherwise.

Another reason “do-it-yourself” has become popular is because of the popular rise of people flipping houses. With the recently strong real estate market in Collingwood Ontario, many people have picked up the task of buying houses that need fixing up, fixing them, and selling them for a sizeable profit. A way that doing projects themselves comes in is that people can save money so that their profit margin is much larger. Using a contractor on only large jobs that are dangerous or require training to execute is a smart way to make money and in many cases, helps the flipper to take more pride in a project.

Whatever the reason for the changing wave of “DIY”, it has definitely become a trend. Stores like Home Depot have seen a marked rise in customers coming in to take on bigger and more difficult projects.