5 Reasons Why DIY Renovations Are a Bad Idea

Home renovations can be costly propositions. Like many homeowners, you may be tempted to tackle the project yourself in order to save some money. Before you head to the hardware store, you may want to consider the following reasons for hiring a professional.

Unexpected Problems

Almost every renovation runs into some sort of unexpected problem, including plumbing or electrical issues. If you do not have a background in construction or contracting, you may not recognize these problems or know how to fix them properly. You can even end up damaging your home, which can result in further expense and lower the value of your property.

Lack of Expertise
You are not going to have the same level of skill and attention to detail as a professional who does renovations all day, every day and has access to professional grade products and equipment. You may end up having to redo or replace your work a lot sooner, which can negate your savings.

Risk of Injury
Home renovations can be dangerous. A fall from a ladder or injury from a power tool can land you in the emergency room with a hefty medical bill, not to mention the time off work, which can make your project more expensive than if you had hired a professional.Out of Control Costs
It is easy to overlook the cost of small supplies, your time, the gas spent going to and from the hardware store, and wasted materials when you make a mistake. A professional contractor knows how to estimate a job correctly and may have access to vendor discounts that can save you money.

Time Commitment
Work and family commitments can cause a renovation to drag on for months. A professional contractor is dedicated to your job and knows how to move through each step of the project methodically so that they can complete the project in a timely manner

The team at Litwiller Renovations in Calgary can tackle your renovation quickly and professionally. Call us at 403.275.2588 for more information or to arrange for an estimate.