If you’re starting to consider a home improvement or renovation project, a logical first question to ask is whether you should hire a contractor or do it yourself. Although there are certainly advantages to both, it’s important to remember the potential downsides that come from taking on a difficult project yourself instead of trusting an experienced contractor like our team here at Total Restore. To help you make an informed decision regarding hiring a contractor for your next project, we’ve assembled this list of advantages that you’ll enjoy when you trust an experienced professional for home improvement.
Reason #1 – Experience & Resources
Even if you consider yourself a DIY type of individual, it’s important to remember that a professional contractor has years of experience along with specialized tools and equipment that can make a tremendous difference in the quality of the finished product. Especially if you’re considering a large-scale project like a complete kitchen remodel or HVAC upgrade – a professional contractor has the resources to obtain the correct building permits, work with qualified specialists, and find the correct materials suitable for the project. If you’re working with a deadline or you feel overwhelmed by the scale of the project, it’s always a smart decision to hire a contractor for both efficiency and peace of mind.
Reason #2 – You Have a Busy Schedule
While tackling a do-it-yourself project over the span of a few hours on a long weekend may sound appealing, it’s important to remember how much it can interfere with your schedule and flexibility. That quick weekend project that was supposed to take a few hours can quickly turn into a few days with unexpected surprises or mistakes that you may encounter. Instead of putting your weekend plans in jeopardy, hiring a contractor means that you’ll have a more concrete idea of how long the project will take along with an estimate for the cost. Before you find yourself having to postpone your next road trip or backyard barbeque because of a failed DIY project, hire a contractor and spend more time doing the things you enjoy while your home renovation project gets completed.
Reason #3 – Your Project Requires Specialized Skills
Although you may feel very confident tackling projects like painting interior walls or installing a ceiling fan, it’s important to remember your limits when it comes to your skillset. Projects that require specialized work like electrical, plumbing, or custom carpentry can put both your safety and your wallet at risk should you attempt work that you’re not familiar with doing. Instead, hiring a contractor that specializes in these areas removes the pressure and uncertainty from your project. This can help you focus on developing your vision for the work while your contractor makes your vision a reality.
Reason #4 – You’re Starting From Scratch
Perhaps you’ve decided that you’d like to update your bathroom or re-do your kitchen. Now what? Projects of this scale are best executed when you work closely with a team of experienced contractors like Total Restore to develop a vision for the project, an estimated timeline for completion, and a budget that works for your goals. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and intimidated by all of the steps involved when faced with completing the project all by yourself. Our team will guide you through the process step-by-step to ensure that your needs are met and that you’re satisfied with the finished product.