Invest a little and gain a lot. When it comes to sprucing up the home, millennials are just as likely to renovate their homes as other age groups to help increase the value. In 2014, 79 percent of millennial homeowners decorated, 62 percent renovated and 58 percent made repairs, according to a 2015 Houzz survey.
Not only can remodeling get costly, but also more difficult than you might have thought. So that leaves you two choices: know when to call the pros or when to get your hands dirty and do it yourself.
The most common mistake new homeowners make is that try to do home improvements when "they should really consult with someone," said Sandra O'Connor, a real estate agent with Allen Tate Realtors in Greensboro, North Carolina.
So how do you know whether to call the pro or DIY? A lot of the answer has to do with your skill level. Taking on more than you can handle can end up to be a costly mistake. Here are three things you can do to help you decide: