Things like painting, installing light fixtures, and changing hardware are all super simple tasks that won’t take much time to accomplish. They don’t require specialty tools or hours upon hours of time to accomplish, which is what makes them doable for the majority of people. If the project consists of redecorating or is something that, realistically, would only take a weekend to accomplish, it’s typically ok to tackle that project yourself. So, feel free to hang new curtains, rearrange furniture, or re-paint a room without worrying that it’s going to be too much for you to handle.
Some projects, such as laying tile or building a deck, are totally feasible if you have the necessary tools and experience to do them correctly. Don’t just assume that because you have a friend or family member with the necessary tools and skills, that they’re interested in spending all of their free time helping you with your project. It’s also important to consider whether or not the other members of your household are willing to live with the fact that the project will take considerably longer if you only have the weekends available to work on it. Overall, you just need to be realistic with yourself when it comes to your ability to complete the project.
When To Call In A Professional
Consider how much time it will take to complete the project right. Do you have enough time available? Are you totally committed to dedicating your available time to completing the project, or will you get sick of it halfway through and rush through the rest of it? If you don’t think that you are 100% committed to the project, you’re better off hiring a professional from the get-go. This way you can avoid extra work on their part if they have to correct your mistakes.
Obviously, if a project includes significant changes to your home then you should always hire a licensed contractor. When the scale of the project is too much to handle on your own, involves structural changes, or includes electrical and plumbing work, a contractor is going to have the tools, skills, and manpower to get the job done right. While you may be tempted to do it yourself in order to save a few bucks, keep in mind that fixing your mistakes can be pretty expensive. Especially where it concerns electrical and plumbing work which, if done incorrectly, can destroy your home.
At Empire Custom Builders we have the experience and know-how to make your home remodeling projects much less painful. By investing in a licensed and experienced contractor, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is in good hands. Contact us today to learn more.