If you’re planning a remodel of your home, there’s a big decision you’ll have to make: whether to hire a pro or do it yourself. The decision isn’t always clear-cut. If you have a big remodel planned – a whole new kitchen, for example – it makes sense to hire a pro since that’s a job that will take lots of time and expertise.
Let me give a scenario – let’s say you are remodeling your kitchen, and you break a water pipe. Do you have the ability to fix this break quickly? And if so, are you ready to potentially spend more money for the damage caused? If not, you may want to consider hiring a pro who is ready for such an event.
Now, if you just want to do something quick and easy – like repaint the living room or install new hardware on a dresser – it might be best to do it yourself!
For everyone else, here are some things that might help.
Prepare for your remodel
When you decide that your home needs a remodeling job, it’s natural to be intimidated by the prospect. The best thing to do is take things one step at a time and not bite off more than you can chew. The first thing to do is make a list of everything you want to change in your home. Don’t just write down the physical changes you’d like to make; include anything about the home that bugs you. If you want a larger kitchen, write down the size you want and include the fact that the kitchen lighting is awful. Once you have your list, prioritize the items, and focus on one thing at a time. Next, it’s time to get an estimate.
Getting an Estimate
Before reaching out to anyone for a quote, be sure to gather the relevant information to get the most accurate quote possible. For instance, if you need a bathroom remodeled, be sure to measure the bathroom, the tub, the sink, the counter, and any other relevant item in the bathroom.
For the most part, most companies will give you a free estimate. It’s usually as simple as going to their site and clicking on the contact page. If you are in Central Ohio, whether in Lancaster, Columbus, or surrounding areas, please contact us here. We would be happy to give you a free quote.