Rule #8: Know when to call in the pros
When planning a kitchen reno, doing the job yourself often seems like a budget-friendly solution. Over the course of his career, however, Bryan’s seen enough DIY disasters to be wary of this cost-cutting measure. “If you’re going to do a kitchen renovation yourself, or even just tile a backsplash, it has to be perfect. If it’s not, you’re taking value away,” he says. “Potential buyers are getting smart. They know when something doesn’t look right, and ultimately, you’ve spent time and money doing something that has to be fixed by a professional if you want to make the sale.”
House of Bryan: The Final Straw airs Sundays on HGTV.