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WHEN TO DO IT YOURSELF:

YOU’RE WILLING TO DO THE RESEARCH

Before you start, take the time to research the project. If you want to paint your cabinets, for example, watch tutorial videos, read about paint options or ask a store associate for advice.

THE PROJECT IS NOT COMPLEX

Simple projects are the best ones to tackle yourself. If you understand the directions and are confident you can execute them, doing it yourself can save you a significant amount of money.

YOU HAVE THE TIME

Consider the free time you have to complete the task. If you’re busy with work and other obligations, you risk rushing through the project and making costly mistakes.

WHEN TO HIRE A PRO:

THERE’S A RISK OF SERIOUS DAMAGE

Avoid DIY jobs that could cause serious damage to yourself or your home. Examples include a plumbing leak inside a wall that causes water damage or faulty electric work that overloads a circuit or causes a fire.

YOU DON’T HAVE THE NECESSARY TOOLS

DIYers often get into projects and realize they forgot to budget for the cost of buying or renting tools to complete the task. A pro, on the other hand, already has quality tools to get the job done.

YOUR PROJECT COULD REQUIRE A PERMIT

Some renovation jobs require a permit, so make sure to find out the local rules on what you can and can’t do.

REDUCING THE COST: WAYS TO SAVE

SET A BUDGET: One of the biggest mistakes you can make when renovating is not setting a budget. By having a budget in place before you start, you’ll be less likely to spend more than you intended.

BUY IT YOURSELF: If you can’t save money through DIY, you can try the BIY (buy- it-yourself) approach instead. By purchasing all the necessary products and then hiring a pro to install them, you can save up to 20% in costs.

WAIT FOR A SALE: If you’re not under a strict time constraint, wait until a big holiday sale to get the materials you need, instead of buying on a typical weekend.

WHEN TO DO IT YOURSELF:

YOU’RE WILLING TO DO THE RESEARCH

Before you start, take the time to research the project. If you want to paint your cabinets, for example, watch tutorial videos, read about paint options or ask a store associate for advice.

THE PROJECT IS NOT COMPLEX

Simple projects are the best ones to tackle yourself. If you understand the directions and are confident you can execute them, doing it yourself can save you a significant amount of money.

YOU HAVE THE TIME

Consider the free time you have to complete the task. If you’re busy with work and other obligations, you risk rushing through the project and making costly mistakes.

WHEN TO HIRE A PRO:

THERE’S A RISK OF SERIOUS DAMAGE

Avoid DIY jobs that could cause serious damage to yourself or your home. Examples include a plumbing leak inside a wall that causes water damage or faulty electric work that overloads a circuit or causes a fire.

YOU DON’T HAVE THE NECESSARY TOOLS

DIYers often get into projects and realize they forgot to budget for the cost of buying or renting tools to complete the task. A pro, on the other hand, already has quality tools to get the job done.

YOUR PROJECT COULD REQUIRE A PERMIT

Some renovation jobs require a permit, so make sure to find out the local rules on what you can and can’t do.

REDUCING THE COST: WAYS TO SAVE

SET A BUDGET: One of the biggest mistakes you can make when renovating is not setting a budget. By having a budget in place before you start, you’ll be less likely to spend more than you intended.

BUY IT YOURSELF: If you can’t save money through DIY, you can try the BIY (buy- it-yourself) approach instead. By purchasing all the necessary products and then hiring a pro to install them, you can save up to 20% in costs.

WAIT FOR A SALE: If you’re not under a strict time constraint, wait until a big holiday sale to get the materials you need, instead of buying on a typical weekend.

FEATURED PROPERTY

233 EAST 13th STREET UNIT 902

$599,900 |  2 Beds  |  2 Baths

This stylish and sleek 2 bedroom plus den with dazzling skyline views make this unit the perfect one to call home! This open and spacious floorplan is ideal for entertaining with plenty of room for generous living room furniture, a large separate dining area with custom light fixture & kitchen with open sightlines throughout. The kitchen is a chef’s dream place to prep and cook with endless cabinetry, fully organized pantry, gas cooking, double oven & granite tops and breakfast bar that seats 5! Your floor to ceiling windows showcase the best of the city skyline, park and Lake views from every room and your private balcony is perfectly positioned to take in the twinkle of the buildings and the fireworks from Navy Pier as you wind down at the end of a long day. Gorgeous wide plank hardwood floors, upgraded lighting, new carpet in bedrooms, new LG washer & dryer, plus feature wall & barn door are exactly what today’s buyer is looking for. The split bedroom floorplan makes day to day living quiet and private, while offering a separate den for all of your work from home needs. Your master suite is a great retreat unlike no other to lay in bed and gaze at the lake or skyline while easing into your day; this space includes an incredible reclaimed wood feature wall, room size large enough to accommodate a king sized bed, large professionally organized walk-in closet with barn door & all marble bath with soaking tub, separate shower with dual shower heads & Euro height vanity with double sinks. Heated garage parking additional 35K. Premier Museum Park building with 24 hr door staff, exercise and penthouse rooms plus club room with billiard tables, outdoor pool & sundeck, commissary & dry cleaners. Walk to the Lakefront, Grant Park, shops, restaurants & public transportation. You do not want to miss this A+ unit in an A+ location!

CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO SCHEDULE A PRIVATE SHOWING!

FEATURED PROPERTY

233 EAST 13th STREET UNIT 902

$599,900 |  2 Beds  |  2 Baths

This stylish and sleek 2 bedroom plus den with dazzling skyline views make this unit the perfect one to call home! This open and spacious floorplan is ideal for entertaining with plenty of room for generous living room furniture, a large separate dining area with custom light fixture & kitchen with open sightlines throughout. The kitchen is a chef’s dream place to prep and cook with endless cabinetry, fully organized pantry, gas cooking, double oven & granite tops and breakfast bar that seats 5! Your floor to ceiling windows showcase the best of the city skyline, park and Lake views from every room and your private balcony is perfectly positioned to take in the twinkle of the buildings and the fireworks from Navy Pier as you wind down at the end of a long day. Gorgeous wide plank hardwood floors, upgraded lighting, new carpet in bedrooms, new LG washer & dryer, plus feature wall & barn door are exactly what today’s buyer is looking for. The split bedroom floorplan makes day to day living quiet and private, while offering a separate den for all of your work from home needs. Your master suite is a great retreat unlike no other to lay in bed and gaze at the lake or skyline while easing into your day; this space includes an incredible reclaimed wood feature wall, room size large enough to accommodate a king sized bed, large professionally organized walk-in closet with barn door & all marble bath with soaking tub, separate shower with dual shower heads & Euro height vanity with double sinks. Heated garage parking additional 35K. Premier Museum Park building with 24 hr door staff, exercise and penthouse rooms plus club room with billiard tables, outdoor pool & sundeck, commissary & dry cleaners. Walk to the Lakefront, Grant Park, shops, restaurants & public transportation. You do not want to miss this A+ unit in an A+ location!

CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO SCHEDULE A PRIVATE SHOWING!