When its time to change your bathroom up, you may think that you’re up to the task, but this project can be more involved than other projects around your home. Second, to your kitchen, bathroom remodeling is one of the most complex projects you can undertake in your home. It takes serious skills, including plumbing, electrical, and tile work that can’t be completed by just anyone. Even if you have some plumbing and electrical skills, more issues are likely to arise as the project progresses, requiring more skills that you may not have. Beyond skill, another limitation of remodeling your own bathroom is time; it takes time to complete this work in addition to whatever you do for a living, plus the time needed to learn skills.
This is the main reason that many people decide to do home projects themselves. Beyond being proud of something that you built yourself, people like the feeling of saving money. It makes sense, remodeling your bathroom on your own usually costs about half as much as hiring a contractor to do the job. You still need to purchase all of the materials in this case, but you’ll save money on labor. Many homeowners prefer to keep their own time free, and as the old saying goes “time is money” if you need to take time off from work to work on your bathroom, then you aren’t saving all that much money at the end of the day.
In addition to any time you may have to take away from your day job to work on your bathroom, it’s a reality that DIYers will take longer to complete the job due to other responsibilities. When you hire a professional, their focus is completing your bathroom remodeling job; not walking the dog or going grocery shopping, so they can get the job done more quickly by weeks or even months. If your home has only one bathroom, it’s a risky move to undertake a remodeling job yourself, but professionals can turn your old bathroom into one you’re proud of in a shorter time than you think.
Call a Professional
DIY’ing your home’s bathroom may seem like a great way to save money, but it can end up costing you a lot more in the long-run if you aren’t able to get the project completed yourself. Professionals have seen common issues with bathroom remodeling, and when something goes awry, they’re much more equipped to deal with it. Most DIY’ers have basic plumbing, carpentry, and electrical skills, but when problems are more complex, you’ll still need to hire a pro or take the time to learn.