Hiring a Contractor vs. DIY

When it comes time for a remodel of your kitchen or bathroom space, there may be many questions. One thing that’s probably crossed most of our client’s minds, is “Do I go the DIY route or do I leave it to the professionals?” There are many factors that can sway your decision, but probably the most popular factor is thinking it could save you money by going the DIY route. Well, yes, it could save you money but DIY could also end up costing you more. Let’s explore this topic further and we might be able to help with making that tough decision!

Get Estimates

The very first recommendation we have is to go out there and make contact with contractors that will give you an estimate. Having an estimate gives you an idea of what you’re working with. The contractors will go over what they will cover and allows you to have a discussion on how little or how much needs to be done. At Snappy, we are happy to come to meet you in your home, take measurements, answer questions, talk design, and go over anything and everything remodel-wise. Getting estimates will help you in making the decision to do it yourself, or hand the project over to a contractor. So, get those estimates!

Save Money?

We mentioned saving money is the biggest reason why people go the DIY route, and we get it. Everyone wants to save money where they can, and doing your remodel yourself is a popular way to do so. From our experience, many clients have actually come to us because they went the DIY route and they want us to fix it. From cabinets painted themselves, to poorly installed backsplash, to crooked countertops, we’ve seen it all. If they would have gone the contractor route to begin with, they could have saved money from the get-go. Also, keep in mind, there are ways to save extra money with your contractor. We recommend discussing with them what you can do yourself such as demolition, painting walls, and etc.

Full Package Deal

Having a full package deal means you can sit back and relax. I know, I know, who can relax during a remodel? Well, you can relax in a way where you know the professionals can take care of everything for you. You don’t need to worry about scheduling the plumbers, or the electricians, you don’t need to worry about permits, or safety – leave it to your contractor. The best thing about this is your contractor has a schedule to follow. There’s no time to say “I’ll get to it next week”, so you know your project will be moving on in an efficient manner.

Final Thoughts

Look at your project and determine what all needs to be done. Your project involves more than just money. It involves safety, quality work, and time.  Ask yourself those important questions involving your project and be realistic about what you can and can’t do yourself. Know there are people like us out there ready to help!