Bathroom Remodel: DIY vs Hiring Pros

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Are you thinking about making your dream bathroom a reality? Or maybe just doing a few small updates to bring your aging bathroom into the 21st century? While you may be considering the DIY route to save money, there are a few things to keep in mind.

How much do you know about safety?

We’re all about safety here, and when it comes to plumbing, HVAC, and electrical, it’s no joke. Poorly installed plumbing and venting can lead to water damage and mold growth and faulty electrical wiring can lead to fires. You obviously don’t want to put yourself or your family at risk, so consider all things safety before getting started. If you or a trusted friend have a good understanding of how to be safe with the remodel, then maybe you go for it. But if not, it’s a good idea to leave it to the professionals who have the necessary tools, training, and permits to handle these tasks safely.

How much do you value your time?

We have all done those DIY projects that take longer than planned, so consider how much time you think the project will take, then triple that number, and then decide if you have that time to offer. Professionals have the experience and know-how to get the job done efficiently, which leaves you more time to enjoy your newly remodeled bathroom (and less time without a working bathroom!).

How much do you value quality?

Some weekend warriors are fine with some imperfections along the way, and others only see all the flaws when the project is finished. At Wolcott, we have the experience in the industry to recommend great brands, follow the most up-to-date safety practices, and get the most energy efficient ($$ saving!) systems. You are paying for our 40+ years of expertise and we are here to make sure that you are happy with our work. That peace of mind can mean a lot if you value quality and question your ability to complete a quality remodel.

To sum it up, if you feel competent, have the time, and can demo and build safely, then a DIY bathroom could be your next project. But because water will show no mercy to even a small imperfection, we really do recommend hiring pros for the big tasks. With that said, even if you bring in the pros, there are still tons of details where DIY can help your budget like painting your walls and vanity or installing decorative touches. And hey, if you do decide to dive into a DIY remodel, we’ll always be here for you if you get in over your head. Just give us a call!

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