Botched DIY Home Improvement Projects Costs Homeowners Millions

October 21st, 2011

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) home improvement projects are extremely popular due to the vast amount of information available on websites, TV programs, and books. From building birdhouses to building homes, detailed steps are given for a number of projects once considered a professional service. Why not? For the handy and crafty, it’s fun and rewarding, giving homeowners a sense of accomplishment. The problem is that some home remodeling projects are not feasible for the do-it-yourselfers. Take a look at a couple of reasons home renovation projects are best left to the professional.

Preplanning and Design

One of the common areas an amateur remodeler may neglect to consider is starting the project with sufficient up-front planning. Before a penny is spent, the homeowner should know the extent of the project. Forethought to wiring and plumbing is especially crucial when walls are relocated or built out. Imagine a simple bath renovation going south by not knowing the location of pipes. This alone could cost thousands of dollars in repair.

Difficulty of the Project

DIY promoters make it look quite simple to turn a home project into a trouble-free day’s work, when in fact you are not seeing the project from start to finish or the mistakes that were made and the time spent to correct a miscalculation. By knowing the difficulty level you will have an idea of the tools needed and the length of time the room is out of service. For instance, DIY kitchen remodeling could take months to complete.

As the saying goes, “Rome was not built in a day” and neither are many home remodeling projects. Make sure you understand the time, money, and experience needed to complete a job by yourself. Clearly, the fact is that unless you are an experienced home renovator, the time and efforts of DIY may cost even more than hiring a professional at the onset. One-Stop Remodeling takes your ideas and turns them into reality. From professional design to completed renovation is just one stop away.