Frugal Tuesday Tip: Do it yourself

Welcome to the Frugal Tuesday Tip! This week, I’m working on tiling my kitchen floor.

mr tellblast preps the densguard

love this guy. leveler cured and on the floor, densguard almost ready for the floor.

juliecache DIY tile floor kitchen project

We installed 48 tiles today.

When dh and I uncovered water damage in the kitchen, we headed straight for the flooring department at all our nearby hardware stores. We noticed that most of our choices were priced similarly. The materials were then not an issue of cost; the labor to install them was the cost. Leading out of this discussion was the lack of trust we had in all contractors to do the job right — after all, we got into most of our house issues because of a contractor(s) not working with proper technique. They were working, but not working “well.” So we’re doing the floors ourselves. If you have the urge to start doing it yourself for the first time, have a look at my Examiner article first. DIY gives satisfaction in the cost, but working with your hands also gives satisfaction without cost.

Now let’s read some more Frugal Tuesday Tips!


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