DIY OR HIRE PROS
Before renovating a lot of peoples think to save money by doing things by themselves. It may have it’s positive and negative effects.
Before acting you need a plan and if you’re not good at plans than try not to DIY. We have a to-do list in case you want to divide the process by doing some processes by yourself.
Planning-Hire a pro:
As we mentioned before a well-planned process needs a professional hand in it. It’s worth it to pay someone to think strategically for you about all projects. You need an inspector to check all the systems in your house and propose a plan.
Materials- DIY or hire a pro:
You can go both in this case. If you know a supplier that provides the necessary materials for the required work at a lower price than you can go DIY. Usually, companies have their own low price and high-quality suppliers but if you are sure that you can save money than you can go DIY.
Structural repairs-Hire a pro:
Before any renovations, your house needs an expert’s eye to inspect damages in a structure that in a normal people’s eye it may not be obvious. While dealing with structural repairs you have to deal with a lot of unexpected surprises.
Asbestos-Hire a pro:
Nobody wants to find asbestos in their renovation but that may be unavoidable. Once you find it, it will be your primary work. It needs to be tested, then removed by a professional.
Gas, plumbing, electricity- Hire a pro:
This kind of work needs a professional because in some places is required a permit to work in these. It also needs a pro for its risks, so even if you can go “DIY” you are bound to hire a pro.
Design- Diy or Hire a pro:
Design includes Kitchen renovation, Bathroom renovation, Bedroom renovation, Living room renovation, Basement renovation and if you have the proper imagination you don’t need a pro. But if you don’t know where to start then you should go pro.
Going “DIY” biggest negative effect is that it lowers your house value. That is the main reason that we think that you should go pro it will increase your house value for yourself and a possible sale.