Hire a Wallingford Remodeler or Remodel Yourself?
That is a tough question! At Sunwood Homebuilders and Remodelers in Wallingford, we can take care of all your remodeling needs so naturally we would like for you to use our services. You can save money by doing your own remodeling but only if you have the time, skills, and equipment you need. DIY remodeling can quickly turn into a catastrophe. Before you make the decision ask yourself the following questions:
-- Is physical work something you enjoy?
-- Are you persistent and patient?
-- Will you complete the project in a timely manner?
-- Do you have all the tools needed and the skills required to complete the job?
-- Are your skills commensurate with the quality level that you desire?
-- Do you have enough time to complete the project?
-- Can you live with an unfinished project for a longer period of time?
-- Are you prepared for the stress this project will create in your family relationships?
-- Do you know all of the steps involved in the project?
-- Have you received the installation instructions from the manufacturer to determine if this is even a project you want to try by yourself?
-- Is this a job you can do completely by yourself without any assistance?
-- Are you familiar with Connecticut building codes?
-- What will you do if something goes wrong and you need professional assistance? (Most contractors will not attempt to repair a DIY job.)
-- Is it safe for you to do this project? (Think of things like roofing or electrical work).
-- Will you be able to easily obtain all the materials you need? Can supplies be delivered to you efficiently?
-- Are you considering DIY for financial reasons? Have you considered all of the expenditures: cost of materials, your time, and the tools you need to purchase? Don’t forget the cost of correcting any mistakes.
If your answer to at least eight of these questions was “yes” you could be a good candidate for a DIY project. However before you run to the nearest home improvement store, think carefully about the questions with a "no" response to consider the potential problems you may face.
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