Being a homeowner means you’re the person in charge when it’s time for repairs to be done. Planning an addition or want to remodel a few rooms? You’re the boss – which means you’ve got some choices to make.
One of the biggest choice you’ve got to make is whether to do a job yourself or hire a building contractor to do it. Here are some factors to take into account when making that decision:
Do you have the skills: Do you have the skills needed to do building repairs, or to work on a renovation project? It helps to make an inventory of the skills needed to do a job. Something as simple as remodeling a closet can require electrical skills, basic and finish carpentry skills, sheetrocking skills, and painting skills. Adding a room obviously requires more skills. Home improvement can be a great way to learn or improve your skillset. Make sure you pick projects that utilizes skills you have first. If a job requires one or more major skills that you do not have, it’s a good idea to call in your Millis building contractor.
The size and scope of the job: How big of a building job are you considering, and do you have the time to do a job of that magnitude yourself and still meet your other obligations? Many do it yourselfers have the tools and skills needed to do a remodeling project, but they simply do not have the time. Hiring a building contractor allows you to have the desired renovations done on schedule.
The cost: The number one reason that people choose to do a job themselves is that they think it will be cheaper than hiring a building contractor. However, once you factor in the cost of any learning curve mistakes (including wasted materials), the need to purchase or rent tools, and incidental costs (like the time you’ll need to take to get building permits and necessary inspections) the numbers might look a little different.