Reasons to Avoid DIY In Your Next Big Home Remodel

Remodeling your home can be a great way to give it a new lease on life, increase its value, or even make it a more enjoyable place to live. If you’re handy or have home improvement experience, you might be tempted to take the DIY route with a remodel. While that is certainly an option, here are some reasons why you might want to hire a professional instead.

The time it takes to complete a remodel when you’re doing it yourself can be one of the most frustrating parts of any project. Things always seem to take longer than they’re supposed to, and in many instances can be because of things outside of your control. It can be due to things outside the scope of the project. For professionals, your remodel is their job. Because of that, the increase of manpower and the other reasons we’ll discuss, there’s an excellent chance they’ll get the job done more quickly than you could.

Some aspects of a home remodel may be simple and don’t require any special training or expertise. Other aspects, such as projects involving plumbing or electrical work, require extensive training. Training is needed to ensure that the projects are not only done correctly, but that they’re done safely too. Electrical work in particular can be especially dangerous. If you aren’t 100% sure that you know what you’re doing when it comes to the remodel, you should definitely consider hiring someone who does.

Similar to training, the tools required for some parts of home remodel projects may be things you already have on hand. If you’ve spent any time doing home improvement things, you’re sure to have at least a hammer, screwdriver, and a few other tools around the house. Do you have the more specialized tools though? Probably not, unless it’s something you do for a living. Hiring professionals means you don’t have to go buy a fancy, expensive tool that you’re only going to use once. They already did it for you.

The DIY route to home improvements and remodels works well for some people. If that’s one of your passions and you have the time, expertise, and tools to do it yourself, by all means, go for it! On the other hand, hiring professionals to handle your remodeling project may be the better route to go.

New to remodeling? Check out our guide for How to Remodel a House.