Home Improvement tricks

DIY projectHome improvement in NH is becoming a big deal lately. It seems as though if you don’t improve on something in your home every year you are missing out on something huge. Everyone else adds in Jacuzzi tubs, or repaints their home. All these things that will add value to your home, but don’t necessarily need are splurges that you should be able to do once in a while.

The important thing is to know what you are tackling and find the best way to execute the plan. Here are some tips from your local contractor on what you can do to make your home improvement a little easier on you and your pocket.


It is important to have your plan in writing and in drawings. Cross the T’s and dot the I’s in every plan. Whether it is plan A or plan Z make sure you know what you need for everything and what your timeline is. Make sure you are meticulous, especially if you have a certain deadline you are aiming for like if you want things done by a celebration. Also make sure you plan for anything to go wrong.


Review how much everything will cost you. From walls to the finishing touches on cabinets make sure that you know the final cost. Also make sure that you have a contingency budget. This will make sure that any bumps you hit in the road will make sure that you will be able to cover it just in case.


When you are on a tight budget, look at your home improvement list. Decide what needs to be done first for safe living. If you are remodeling say a bathroom for the sake of wanting a new bathtub but your roof needs to be replaced, you should consider the roof replacement versus the remodel if your budget is tight. Also decide what you can salvage from the old room to put into the new room.

DIY or Contractor

Honestly, there are certain things that you would be better off hiring a contractor for. Many contractors are insured, licensed and will know what permits they need to get. You are fully covered many times if something goes wrong depending on how their insurance is. But you need to be careful and check them out. Also get a few quotes from different places and get them in writing. Don’t be afraid to look into what it would take for DIY as well. If it is simply replacing a toilet, you may get away doing it yourself without any issue.

Breathe, Relax, Begin

Before you start any project, make sure you are ready for it. Home Improvement in NH isn’t easy and you will come up against issues that seem impossible to fix. Breathe, step away then come pack and begin again. You can survive if you just attempt to stay calm and remember what you are working towards. Your dream home is possible when you consider improving your space. Talk to a contractor, and get started today!

Call Corriveau Contracting today at 603-880-9988 for all your home improvement needs.