3 DIY projects you should leave to the experts

Do-it-yourself (DIY) home decor projects have become increasingly trendy over the past few years. For people struggling to recover financially after the most recent recession, taking on an upgrade themselves can save a lot of money. And, with social image-sharing networks such as Pinterest on the rise, there certainly isn't a shortage of ideas to choose from. But, as handy as you are with a toolbox or as keen as your eye for design may be, there are certain projects that are better left to the experts. 

When it comes to your Milwaukee area home, it's in your best interest to hire a professional for the following: 

Electrical repair – It's okay to complete simple tasks yourself, like changing a light switch, but attempting complicated electrical repairs without adequate training can cause a fire or leave you seriously injured. 

Plumbing repair – Professionals understand the ins and outs of water lines and sewer pipes – something that can't normally be said for the average homeowner. Trying to fix a major plumbing issue yourself can turn into a messy, expensive situation. 

Roof repair – Climbing all the way up on a ladder is dangerous and once you get up there it's easy to slip and fall. Also, if you don't know what you're doing, you can end up messing up your home's structure. 

Fortunately, there are still many projects you can take on yourself. Homeowners in the area often turn to Bazaar Home Decorating, a Milwaukee fabric store, for their interior design needs. We have a wide selection of in-stock fabric at low prices up to 50 percent less than you'll find elsewhere. We also offer custom curtains, drapes, blinds and effective home organization systems. We love working with our customers to help them create the look they're dreaming of, so if there's anything we can do to help you, let us know.