Hire a Contractor or Do It Yourself (DIY)?

With all the different DIY tutorials on the web, is it really necessary to hire a contractor for a remodel? There are important factors to consider when attempting a remodel on your own. Quicken Loans offers some Pros and Cons of both.

 Photo: Bathroom remodel of a client in Long Beach, CA. For more photos of the entire home remodel, click  here .

Photo: Bathroom remodel of a client in Long Beach, CA. For more photos of the entire home remodel, click here.

With a contractor

  • You save time. Meaning they can most likely get the job done faster than you can, especially if you have work and a family to take care of.
  • Quality. The contractor will do the job right the first time, compared to you attempting to do the job yourself for the first time.
  • Warranties. Many contractors offer warranties to fix problems that may occur within a certain period of time after the project is completed.

DIY

  • Money. One of the main reasons people tend to go with DIY is because they save money.
  • Satisfaction. The fact you did the project on your own will leave you with a sense of satisfaction.
  • Experience. By working on a project yourself, you will gain some experience, whether it be becoming handy with tools or learning new techniques in building.

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If you decide you need a contractor, contact Kaplan Construction today at (562) 495-0483 or via email at info@kaplanconstruction.com to get started on your home remodel!