Home Renovations are one of the best ways to increase equity in your home. However, they can be costly depending on the size and nature of the project. With that in mind, many homeowners attempt the DIY method when carrying out home renovations. If your project is reasonably small and simple, a DIY project will probably be relatively smooth, especially if you have any handy experience. However, DIY projects come with a lot of risks, especially if you are tackling anything you aren’t trained, qualified, or familiar with. Though, if you are interested in completing a DIY renovation of your own, here are three major problems that might make you want to reconsider.
Renovations take time. Even small-scale projects will require your time to get done. If you work and have a family, you may have very little spare time to commit to a renovation project on your own. Renovations can also get hampered by delays if materials are out of stock or need to be delivered. If you were planning to take off a week from work to renovate, delays can really impact your schedule. Working with a professional contracting company will take care of everything for you so you can stay at work, take care of your kids, or do chores around the house.
If you are not fully DIYing and will be outsourcing trained professionals to take on some of the tasks, it can take some juggling to manage those trades (carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, etc). Plus, you will have to research and find them on your own, which is another time-fulfilling task. Working with a contracting company will already have sub-trades they frequently work with, with different teams depending on availability. Or they come full service with each trade already on staff and ready to go.
Might Not Truly Be Cost-Effective
You may think a DIY project will save you money. It can, but your lack of experience can lead to highly costly and risky issues down the line. Even a simple mistake can result in injury or damages that will cost more to fix than having hired professionals. Working with a professional contractor from the get-go will ensure your project is done right the first time and prevent serious injury, damages, and costly mistakes.
Of course, if you have any skills in DIY renovations, by all means, do what you’re comfortable with. But, it is key to understand that you should always bring in qualified general contractors and trades for any work involving structural support, plumbing or electrical to protect your wallet, home, and ultimately yourself.
Get in touch with Marvellous Contracting Inc, a Baeumler Approved contractor, for any and all your renovation questions.