While it is admirable to take on your own work, it is also
important to know when to ask for help!
With all the YouTube videos and websites that show people
how to do everything from making a roast to building a deck, is it smart to do
home repairs and remodeling projects yourself?
Assessing the degree of difficulty and your skill set is the
best place to start. Be honest about
your own capabilities and your tolerance for frustration or unknown
issues. Some jobs require an experienced
professional to evaluate before starting to demo fixtures, walls, and floors.
If your plans include structural changes, a professional
will consider and anticipate possible stumbling blocks that a DIYer might not. This is especially important when designs
call for an “open concept” floor plan. A contractor can assess whether walls can be removed
or modified and let the homeowner know the most efficient and economical way to
achieve the desired look. Changing walls
can also involve having to relocate electrical wiring, plumbing lines, and
sometimes HVAC ductwork. These can
sometimes present the biggest challenge to overcome. It is best to entrust mechanical related
items to trained professionals to
provide for the proper installation and
ensure the safety of your home.
All of these considerations are the responsibility of an
experienced general contractor and that is why it is important to know your
contractor. Making sure your contractor
is licensed, insured, provides a warranty, and has positive customer feedback
is important in determining their credibility.
Call the professionals at All South Restoration today to get
your project started, while providing you the peace of mind in knowing it will
be done right! (770) 409-0999!