If your spring cleaning is in full-swing, you are probably dusting your ceiling fans, washing windows, shampooing the carpets … and noticing things about your home that need a refresh! When you slow down and take a closer look at your home, it is not uncommon to dream about your next home improvement project.
But, before you jump to it yourself, consider the reasons you should leave your home renovations to the experts:
- Weigh the Value
- Execute Your Vision
- Avoid Amateur Mistakes, Costs
- What Are You Waiting For?
Weigh the Value
When you hire a professional contractor, you are paying them for their expertise as well as their time. Both are invaluable to you, especially if you already have a busy lifestyle and little downtime.
Hiring a professional will save you trips to the hardware store, time researching how to go about your project, plus the hours it will take to execute it.
Another benefit? The contractor is motivated by the paycheck to finish the job. This may seem intuitive, but it’s actually a solid selling point due to the fact that DIYers take a break when their project is 80% complete – only to never finish!
Execute Your Vision
You have a Pinterest board and a vision, but these are a far throw from digging-in and doing the hard work!
Especially when it comes to kitchen renovations, structural changes to your home, electrical and plumbing, or floor replacements, leave it to the experts to execute your vision. Standard home improvement projects like these tend to be anything but straightforward, and you will inevitably run into a few snags if you attempt them yourself.
Other projects requiring skilled trades like carpentry, masonry, painting, and wallpaper are also worth enlisting a contractor. Even if you want the flexibility of selecting and purchasing the materials on your own, you can be sure the contractor’s special touch will show in the final results!
Avoid the risk of being disappointed if your DIY job turns out differently than you had in-mind! Trust the professionals.
Avoid Amateur Mistakes, Costs
In a recent Forbes article about home improvement projects, 42% of design firms said their clients were requesting higher-end materials and finishes. This is because the pandemic spurred Americans to invest in the comfort, functionality, and livability of their homes – in spite of the materials shortage that accompanied COVID-19.
When it comes to cost, a word of caution: Be honest with yourself. If the project makes you nervous, or if you would need to purchase equipment, conduct thorough research, or learn a new skill, hire the expert instead!
Plus, one of the most costly consequences of doing home improvements yourself is being faced with amateur mistakes. Save yourself the tears and frustration! If it is a larger-scale project or renovation using expensive materials and finishes, you could make a mistake that costs more money for a professional to correct than if you had hired them from the start.
What Are You Waiting For?
As a residential construction business built on home renovations and improvements in Nashville, Donnelly Timmons & Associates has a passion for tackling various renovation projects – and for the joy of seeing our clients’ faces! Learn more about our services and view our portfolio.