Santa Luzia - 75 years
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Home Design Quiz
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Quiz will continue after the video
Take this two-minute fun quiz to find out what type of a DIY guy/gal you are!
I prefer fixing things myself because:
I'd rather go for a drive but sometimes, I have to do it.
I like my home to reflect who I am.
I am a hands-on person and I enjoy tinkering with things.
In a booming economy, getting help takes time and is expensive.
I can be seen in my DIY avatar:
Only when the proverbial hits the roof.
When I become tired of the same old look in my living room.
When there are promotions offering great value for stuff I want to buy.
Every weekend – That's my favorite pastime.
I spend most of my DIY time:
You never know, from repairing the rooftop one evening to refinishing the kitchen cabinetry the next day, I am everywhere.
Getting the right lighting for my bedroom or imagining how a fancy décor item will fit into the style of my home.
Decking or fencing maybe, where I can at least get some fresh air.
Something easy, say hammering nails or fixing a leaky tap.
The places I visit for ideas and inspiration are:
Nowhere online – I know enough and I have neighborhood networks for help.
I am not so passionate really – I look things up on YouTube and Pinterest when needed.
I need more than just ideas – Service websites like Houzz, Home Advisor etc. help.
DIY Network or Manhattan Nest or some of these cool design sites and blogs.
For the installation of my newly bought furnishings/ carpets/ bath accessories:
Help isn't needed really, I have the necessary experience.
I can manage but I do expect How-To-Install videos for the product I have bought.
I would like the store to do the installation as per my taste; willing to pay extra.
I expect the store to provide complimentary installation services.
One thing that I don't like about DIY:
There's so much interesting stuff to do always but so little time.
I happen to mess things up sometimes and end up redoing or paying more.
As a hobbyist, I feel I don't have the same access to the varieties and the sophistication that a professional does.
It takes a lot of time and effort and taxes my gray cells.
If any of my friends call me for help on a home improvement project, I am likely to:
I am not usually the first place they turn for advice for this; but if they do, I'll help where I can.
Take my laptop with the design software installed to their home and suggest a few elegant ideas and settings to assist them in their planning.
Go in with all tools blazing.
Help them find the right resource for the job who's a bit easy-on-the-wallet too.
When I have to change my baseboards and moldings at home, I first:
Think of the last time I did it.
Start benchmarking product specs, reviews and price from different brands/ websites.
Watch a couple of videos on how to remove old and install new baseboards.
Get thinking about the new colors and styles that could look good on the wall.