HGTV Obsessed Episode 35: Jasmine Roth

On this week’s episode, we are talking about when not to DIY with Jasmine Roth. Then Ursula Carmona talks about the top five must-have tools for every DIYer.

September 09, 2021

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Jasmine Roth, host of Help! I Wrecked My House, shares a slew of valuable tips on decorating and home improvement. Here are just a few to whet your appetite, but you’ll have to listen to the full podcast to get all of Jasmine’s sage advice.

Jasmine's Top Tips:

Jasmine’s #1 tip for adding personality and character to a home? Personal photos. They don’t have to be professional, just everyday photos will do.

Jasmine’s favorite way to shop for unique decor that you probably never thought of? She follows antique buyers and pickers on Instagram and when they post something she likes, she reaches out to them to buy it. Make sure to listen to the podcast to find out her other go-to sources for treasure hunting.

What should you never DIY? Jasmine insists that plumbing and electrical are not DIY projects. If you do it wrong, it’ll cost you a fortune to fix it. “Don’t hesitate to call someone who knows more than you,” says Jasmine.

What is an easy DIY that you should try? Painting a room. Jasmine says it is easier than most people think and it’s not very expensive. Although she does advise taking your time so you’ll get the best results.

Jasmine’s top tips for hiring a contractor? Get referrals, make sure they’re licensed and insured, and make sure to get the scope of work and payment schedule in writing.

Then, Ursula Carmona from the blog, Home Made by Carmona, joins Marianne to talk about the number one reason she chooses to DIY her home projects and the first step she always takes when tackling a project. She reveals the top must-have items in her toolbox and talks about what projects homeowners should try to conquer and which ones to stay away from.

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