“We millennials may not be big on buying our own houses quite yet, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy an afternoon-on-the-couch marathon of home improvement shows,” Taylor Tobin wrote for Insider.
In the article, Ms. Tobin listed Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Flip or Flop, Flipping Out, Property Brothers, Love It or List It, and Design on a Dimeas some of the best home makeover shows on TV. TLC’sTrading Spaces, was ranked as #1.
So, what about you? Do you have a hopeless addiction to home improvement shows? Or, are you a YouTube enthusiast who believes that you can do anything if you just “YouTube” it. In any case, if you’re thinking of taking on a home electrical project, you’re probably Googling, “Can I do my own electrical work?” or something to that effect.
Electrical Work: DIY or Not?
Many part-time or novice home renovators are very comfortable painting walls, retiling a bathroom, doing their own flooring, and installing a kitchen sink but they’ll balk at the thought of touching electricity. Are they right to stay away, or is doing their own electrical work a no-brainer?
Even if you love spending your Saturdays doing your own remodeling work, there are times when it’s smarter to call in the pros and electrical work is one of them. Professional electrical contractors do this work all day, every day. It may mean a steep learning curve for you, but it’s second nature to a professional electrician.
DIY electrical jobs are different than painting and flooring – they involve power. Even if you are a science nut, you can still get electrocuted and it’s just not worth it.