We live during a time where Do-It-Yourself (DIY) is all the rage. A willingness to learn and a few hours surfing through YouTube or Pinterest can turn something daunting into a fun project. While most of these DIY projects can be very successful, attempting to renovate your house yourself can turn into a headache for the owner and often leave you with a less-than-desirable finished product. Here are five reasons we believe hiring a contractor to handle your renovation is the right choice.
1. Years of experience
Regardless of how big or small of a renovation you’re planning, it is not something to undertake lightly. A contractor has years of experience that will benefit you. From being able to acquire materials at discounted prices to having connections with quality sub-trades — their experience will help your renovation go smoothly
2. A contractor takes care of permits
Most jobs will require permits. Knowing exactly which permits you need, and when to apply for them, is best left to professionals. This way there will be no guesswork and your reno project won’t be held up waiting for permits.
Chances are, a DIY home improvement project would involve you giving up your evenings and weekends to complete it. Any project you take on yourself will be very time consuming and you’ll want the space to be out of commission for as little time as possible. Remodeling should be a joy, not an inconvenience. A contractor will get the job done in a timely fashion, and leave your weekends and evenings free to enjoy the finished product.
4. DIY isn’t cheaper when it has to be done twice
While it can be tempting to tackle a remodel yourself, overlooking small honest mistakes can often complicate projects, tacking on time and expense. How-to videos done by professionals can also make projects look much easier than they are. While hiring a contractor can seem like extra expense on the front end, it can save you the money and headache of having to do the reno twice.
5. The finished product
We’ve all done it. Starting a project with grand expectations of how it will finish, only to be frustrated by the process or disappointed by the end result. Don’t let your dream renovation end this way.
Hiring a contractor will ensure that you walk away with the space you want. They will make sure each step of the project goes smoothly and will be in constant communication with you, leaving you with a space you can enjoy and be proud of.
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