DIY vs. Professional Remodeling

The Do-It-Yourself approach to home projects is extremely popular these days. And we get it, home projects can be fun and satisfying when you tackle them yourself. But we would urge homeowners to carefully weigh the pros and cons of DIY vs Professional when it comes to home remodels.

Often the most attractive thing about doing something DIY is the potential to save money. Need a room painted? Pick out the paint and get a few friends to help you get it done to save on labor. Want to refinish a dresser? Buy the supplies you need and make it a weekend project in your own garage.

When it comes to projects as extensive and multi-layered as revamping a kitchen, adding a second story or putting in a guest cottage though, taking it upon yourself could end up costing you more. There’s more room for error when doing tasks you aren’t extremely familiar with which would cost you extra time and money to correct. Also, construction projects that involve heavy materials and machinery, not to mention wiring and plumbing, create a greater potential for injury which could cost you even more than time and money.

DIY vs Professional Remodeling

When you hire a professional firm such as BAM Remodeling, you get peace of mind. Peace of mind comes with knowing that, because this is our business and life’s work, we are familiar with building codes, permits and requirements and will make sure anything that we do for you is in compliance with local rules. Peace of mind comes with knowing that, because we are the sister company of award-winning BAM Builders, your remodel, addition or ADU will be of the highest quality. And peace of mind should come with knowing that you don’t have to disrupt your life and schedule. Your time is your own to work and take care of your family, relax and enjoy your hobbies and whatever else you enjoy.

We can continue to lay out pros and cons, but we’d love to talk to you directly about what we can do for you in terms of a remodel, addition or ADU. Give BAM Remodeling a call or shoot us an email today!

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