5 Projects That Shouldn’t be DIY

May 18, 2015 Updated: April 23, 2016

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: do-it-yourself projects can be lots of fun. Bringing your own ideas to life is an excellent creative outlet, a great hobby and, let’s be honest, an ingenious way of saving your hard-earned cash. However, some things are best left to the professionals. Here are 5 examples:



When it hits the fan, or the floor, or the walls, the best option is to get in contact with a plumber. Simple repairs can be taken care of by the average person, regardless of whether or not he or she knows what exactly is going on. As long as they know which direction tightens and which direction loosens, there should be no problem.


But what if you’re facing a larger project? Let’s say you’re thinking of expanding your home, and among other projects, you plan to get an extra bathroom, complete with shower, toilet, sink and, of course, their respective drains. Plumbing projects can be very complex, and since a great deal of it works beneath your feet and in between your walls, you certainly want to take a step back and let a plumber take care of it.

Electrical Wiring

Much like plumbing, this is best left for the professionals to deal with, and basically for the same reasons. The slight difference, of course, is that a plumbing mishap may result in flooding and foul odor, while a mishap that involves electrical wiring may result in electric shock and death.

Enough said.

Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Many years ago, my father commissioned a friend of his to craft custom kitchen cabinets for our home. His friend did as asked, and soon enough we had our own, custom-made kitchen cabinets. The only problem was the green and red color. My father’s friend is a great carpenter, but he is no designer. If you want to get some great ideas for your home, why not try clicking here?

Tree Removal

Tree removal may seem like an easy project, especially when you know how much professional tree removal services cost, but trying to do it yourself could end up costing you more money in the long run, and possibly a hospital stay. In order to prevent damage to your property, and yourself, this one is best left to the pros.

Roof Repairs

Like tree removal, trying to do roof repairs by yourself can possibly put you in the hospital. Structural damage could also be caused to your home if you don’t know what you’re doing. You can clean and repair gutters by yourself, but it’s best to have a friend steady the ladder.