Con’s of doing a remodel yourself can sometimes out way the good. We all think that things are easy and then we go to do our project and it’s not as easy as we thought. It doesn’t matter how much research you’ve done on your project it doesn’t make you an expert. Ohio’s Best Home Improvement decided to help folks out in the Ohio area with Con’s of doing your updates!
You might think home improvement companies/contractors do nothing but sit on the phone all day to handle scheduling or supervising which is unvalued until you have to do it yourself. Home improvement companies have a lot of experience that is often achieved after being in business for so long. Instead of starting from scratch you can buy years or decades of experience. You might find it harder as a homeowner to hire sub-contractors because they can be more expensive. Also home improvement companies may also have the resources for economical building materials and appliances that aren’t available to you. Disposal of old material is typically handled by your home improvement company, but if your doing it yourself you’ll have to do as well.
the longer companies have been in business the more connections. An experienced home improvement company can often speed up processes that a normal home owner wouldn’t be able to do. If you decide to go as a homeowner to get a permit you’ll find that there reluctant to help you. But if your an established contractor visiting the same office may make the process go smoother, and faster unfortunately.
Stress & Time Management
Bigger projects can put stress on families, and relationships. One benefit of having someone else to do it all the dirty work is that you dont have too. Any type of project can be time consuming if you put a time line on it. If its a second bathroom or kitchen where your not pressed for time you can work at your pace. But if your redoing your only bathroom it needs to be done asap! Every day that its not done the more your nice neighbors, or family members will have to lend there showers and toilets for you to use. Dealing with it all on your own can be hard. Its not uncommon for a project to take 3 days – 1 week for a contractor to finish your project, but it could take you months if you chose to do it yourself!