Each year, around 36% of Americans take on a DIY project in an effort to improve their home. If you’ve been considering a DIY bathroom remodel yourself, you’re probably wondering whether it’s worth your time and energy or if you’re better off hiring a professional contractor.
Wonder no more! Read the rest of this article to find out what to consider before making your decision.
What to Consider Before Attempting a DIY Bathroom Remodel
If you’re thinking about doing the project yourself, you need to know what you’re getting into. Here are a few things to think about before getting started.
What Needs to Get Done
First things first, consider what you actually plan to do. If your plans include painting your cabinets and installing new lighting, that’s a relatively small-scale project that even an inexperienced DIYer can handle.
However, if you want to replace your bathtub or shower, that’s a much more complicated project. If you don’t have experience as a contractor, attempting to do that yourself will likely only lead to problems.
How Much Time You Have
Next, consider how much time you have to dedicate to the project. If you work full-time, doing a DIY project means committing most of your free time to this project. This means you’ll have less time for your children, spouse, friends, and hobbies. Are you willing to give that up?
How Much You Need the Space
Before committing to a DIY bathroom remodel, you also need to think about logistics. For example, are you planning to renovate your home’s only bathroom? If so, how long can it comfortably stay out of commission? Even if it’s not your only bathroom, keep in mind that your project could take several weeks to complete. Can your family function with one less bathroom in your home?
How Much You’re Willing to Spend
Many times, homeowners attempt DIY projects in an effort to save money. But, the reality is that DIY remodels often end up costing more money. It’s easy to underestimate the cost of doing a remodel yourself, and you’ll likely end up taking frequent trips to the hardware store, racking up a higher bill each time.
In the worst-case scenario, you’ll invest time and money into your project, be unable to complete it, and then have to hire a professional anyway. This means your “budget-friendly” DIY project will be more expensive than you ever could have imagined.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional Bathroom Contractor
After thinking through the considerations we outlined above, compare them to the many benefits of hiring a contractor instead.
Contractors Work Quickly
Here at BathWorks, we have a proven process for remodeling bathrooms quickly and efficiently. In fact, many of our installations can be completed in as little as one day! When you hire a professional, you won’t have to worry about a long, drawn-out process. We’ll get in, do our job, and get out.
Contactors Have Access to High-Quality Materials
By hiring a contractor, you’ll get access to high-quality products at a more affordable price, since contractors partner with reputable manufacturers. Best of all, professional installers are trained and certified, so you won’t have to worry about any issues during the installation.
Contractors Offer Warranties
When you renovate your bathroom yourself, you’re responsible if there are any issues. By working with a contractor, you’ll get access to product warranties that can help give you peace of mind should any defects arise.
Hire the BathWorks Team for Your Bathroom Remodel
After reading this guide, we hope you have a better understanding of whether you should attempt a DIY bathroom remodel or hire a professional like the BathWorks team. If you’re ready to transform your bathroom with the help of an experienced installer, contact us today to get started.