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Some cost-conscious homeowners may prefer to tackle repairs themselves, rather than pay for a pro. While that mindset can save a pretty penny, you should never dive into a task that's more extensive than a cosmetic change without first researching the proper paperwork. Many updates require building permits, specific materials, or skills that you simply can't acquire without the proper training. While your first instinct may be to rush ahead for a quick fix, always assess the skill level required before embarking on a project that could get you in over your head.
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