Planning a home renovation is by no means a small task and often times people would just ask you, well, why don’t you hire a general contractor? That is a valid question but how do you determine what project requires a contractor and what project can be done on your own?
That really depends on whether or not you are a DIY person. It seems like some people can just do anything on their own while others just don’t have any luck with DIY projects. Well, you don’t have to be in either of these two ends to consider hiring a contractor for your renovation project.
First of all, what are you going to be remodeling? What are the aspects of your planned home renovation? Are you going to be tearing down walls, replacing windows and doors or will you only be painting the walls in a different color and making slight variations to the layout of the furniture?
Different projects require different skills, tools and time to complete. These will be the key points that will help you determine whether a project qualifies for some DIY experiments or it is time to ring up the local contractors.
So, when do you hire a contractor for your renovation project?
You should hire a contractor if:
1. Your project is extensive
If your renovation project is going to exceed your skill level when it comes to DIY projects, you shouldn’t think twice and employ a general contractor to complete the project for you. Big renovation projects are not the time to learn to be a construction worker.
2. You don’t have a lot of time
If you only have a limited time to complete your renovation project for whatever reason, you definitely need a contractor. They will be able to make sure they’ve got everything they need before they start the project, manpower included.
3. You want peace of mind
If you hire a good contractor for your renovation project, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Your home will be in good hands and you can pack up and go for a short vacation then come back to your remodeled home. If you have the money and don’t want to spend your free time trying to become a craftsman, you want a contractor.