DIY vs Hiring a Professional for Home Renovations

Written by Zachery Adam

March 15, 2021

DIY vs Hiring a Professional for Home Renovations

DIY vs. Hiring a Professional for Home Renovations

So you’ve bought a new home. You want to tackle a few projects that would make it the perfect place to live in Asheville. Maybe you want to renovate the kitchen or the bath. Or perhaps there are original hardwood floors under that ugly carpeting. Does the yard need to be re-landscaped? The projects can be endless. So what projects are perfect for DIY, and when should you hire a professional?

Can You Do it?

There are plenty of reasons to do work at home yourself. If you’ve done home projects before, then go for it. Most DIY renovation projects are going to be relatively non-invasive. You might tear down a wall, but that should be fine, right? Otherwise, go ahead and rip up that carpet, change out the tile floors, paint the walls, build a counter. If you can do it, you can save money by handling the work yourself.

Should You Do It?

However, there are some projects that just aren’t worth doing yourself. For a lot of people, the line they won’t cross is based on plumbing or electricity. If it involves water or electrical current, it may be best to bring in the professionals. You can do some things, but if you risk flood, fire, or other damages to your home, call in the professionals.

Big Ticket Projects

You also want to consider your time and investment in the project. While you can save money doing a project yourself, some are just so big that the money you save won’t be worth the time you spend. Some big-ticket projects worth calling a professional for are:

  •         Complete bathroom remodel
  •         Complete kitchen remodel
  •         Room additions
  •         Running or rerouting gas lines
  •         Removing potentially load-bearing walls

Easy Weekend Projects

There are, of course, home projects that will take you just a weekend or two to complete. You can save money in these areas by doing the work yourself. Some weekend warrior projects include:

  •         Painting
  •         Replacing a sink or faucet
  •         Replacing a countertop
  •         Putting in laminate flooring

How can we help you with home projects? Talk to GoPrime about buying your next home or renovation loans that can help you fix up your dream home.

To learn more about buying or refinancing your home in the Asheville area, call GoPrime Mortgage of West Asheville today. Do you want to know about the process to apply for a mortgage?  GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville is here to help. Call us today at 828-348-1907 –Zachery Adam at GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville.

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