Six Reasons Why You Don’t Want To Do Your Own Remodel

Laurie Intriago

Laurie Intriago

July 18, 2019

It is the “Do It Yourself” time to be alive. Between Pinterest and a host of online DIY tutorials, we are all convinced we can do anything. But before you get out your hammer and nails, consider these 6 reasons why you don’t want to do your own remodel. From beginning to end, there are dangerous pitfalls that you need to know about.

1. Timing

If you have weeks to do your renovation, this one won’t matter to you. However, one of the main frustrations of DIY remodels is the amount of time it takes to complete it on your own. The experts know exactly what they are doing and often have helpers who are trained as well. This makes it easier to get the job done quickly.

2. Skills and Tools

Experts also have knowledge of exactly what tools and materials are needed for the job. Doing it yourself may mean multiple trips to pick up the necessary items and the purchase of expensive power tools. A contractor also has the skill and education to do the job. You may find that the remodel is more difficult and/or beyond your scope of knowledge.

3. Mistakes

A mess-up of any kind can become costly. If you are doing it yourself, the loss is on you while if you hire someone, the price of their error could be covered.

4. Further Damage

A renovation will often uncover or create more damage. A talented professional will be more likely to spot a problem ahead of time and be prepared for such issues.

5. Permitting

Most remodeling jobs will require permits. If you don’t obtain the proper permits, you can be fined and may be forced to tear out completed work. You will also risk facing an issue when you get ready to sell the house. Potential buyers will not want to buy a home with unpermitted and unlicensed trade work.

6. Warranty

Many product warranties require a licensed contractor for installation. Without one, you open yourself up to a voided warranty. Labor that you perform yourself will not carry a warranty either. Warrantied work can also be a make or break situation if you are selling your house. A buyer may ask for the sales price to be discounted or could even back out of the contract if an inspector uncovers work that does not have a warranty.

As you can see there are some really motivating reasons to hire a contractor to do your remodel and Bamboo can help. Dealing with contractors can often result in additional costs that you didn’t expect. We offer you transparent pricing and a network of professionals who work quickly and efficiently. Our pay-as-you-go structure gives you the assurance there will be no giant upfront costs. You are not locked-in so you can cancel at any time and finish the remodel yourself if you prefer. Our industry contacts allow us to get materials at a lower cost and we pass those savings onto you! Every job we do starts with a 3D scan of your home using our special camera allowing for a 3D design of your space to be created, just like you see on HGTV. Contact us today to get started on your renovation without all the hassle!

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