DIY vs DFY (Done For You) – the DIY backlash has arrived

DIY Disasters have become on cottage industry for both home improvement television and contracting consultants. The DIY backlash has arrived on these shores and – surprise! – it has a Scottish accent.

The charge of the alternate “DFY” (Done For You) brigade is being led by two Scottish interior designers who have recently made Toronto home.

Their advice to do-it-yourselfers? ” … get out the Yellow Pages and get out of the way.”

McAllister and Ryan worry the renovating public has become overconfident. They wonder if certain Martha Stewart-style television shows, home decor magazines and even the ads for hardware stores are complicit in making the rather complicated task of installing kitchen cabinets, for example, seem like a no-brainer.

“Do not inflict yourself on your home. It’s most people’s biggest investment, yet they too often treat it badly,” says McAllister.

I smell a PR grab. They are saying what some have been thinking. It’s just a shame they have to be so arrogant about it. But hey that’s what gets the press.

Read the source article Don’t try this at home on TheStar.com

This entry was posted on Monday, June 18th, 2007 at 12:08 pm and is filed under DIY, Home Improvement, Remodeling, Reno Wisdom, Renovations. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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