Remodeling your kitchen and/or bathroom is an excellent way of increasing the value of your home. Though it requires an upfront investment, no other project in your home has a higher return on investment than a kitchen or bath remodel.
Many people are tempted to try to coordinate these projects on their own, with little or no experience. They think that they can save a little money by hiring "qualified" friends to do all of the various jobs required, to pull off a successful kitchen or bath remodel. However, relying upon non-professionals can lead to some rather serious and unexpected consequences that could end up costing you more, in the long-run, than simply hiring the pros. Here are three reasons you should reconsider striking out on your own:
1. Experience Matters
Many people fall into the trap of believing that coordinating a remodel, is as simple as putting a bunch of work crews together and letting them do their thing. This is a recipe for disaster. If you don't know what to be on the lookout for, you won't be able to know when someone isn't pulling their weight, or is doing an outright shoddy job.
Experienced professionals know all about the costly pitfalls and unexpected problems that arise during a project, and they have the experience to know how to avoid them. This experience is what allows professionals to keep a job on time and on budget, which saves you, the homeowner, a lot of stress and time; not to mention money!
2. Interior Design
While it is true that you want your home's aesthetic to reflect your desires and personality, there is more to design than just the way a thing looks. An experienced professional has the knowledge and experience to help make a space both beautiful and efficient.
You may have what it takes to make your space look the way you'd like, but chances are that you have little or no experience in the efficient use of space and planning required to make an elegantly functional floor plan.
Hiring your brother in law's cousin and his friends to do your electrical work may seem like a great way of saving a little money, but there are other things to consider in this equation. Is your crew insured, licensed and bonded for the type of work they will be performing? What legal recourse will you have in the event of a botched job? What happens if someone suffers an injury? Does this crew have worker's comp insurance?
If you are working with a professional outfit, these are all things you will likely not have to trouble yourself with, because professionals are required to have all of those ducks in a row to be allowed to operate. This means that you likely won't have any unexpected, expensive legal problems crop up, should something go wrong.
In the end, how you choose to proceed is entirely up to you. If you know some people who are genuinely qualified for the work you need done, and are willing to take the risks associated with working with a non-professional outfit, good for you!
However, if you are looking for a professional team to ensure that your job gets done properly, David Waller Interiors hopes that you will consider us for the job! Whether it's remodeling kitchen countertops in Deltona, FL, or bathroom remodeling in Orange Beach, FL, we have the experience and materials to tackle any job.
If you are interested in our services, we would love for you to call, e-mail, or stop in at our well-stocked showroom in Port Orange, FL, to have a look around. We are confident that our team of design and home remodeling specialists will be able to help you find the home improvement solutions that are best suited to your needs and budget.