Say NO to DIY Renovation: Why You Should Hire Professionals

Now that the new year is here, you might be preparing to embark on a home renovation journey in 2017.  While this is exciting, it can also be intimidating and daunting if you are not prepared.  Choosing new materials (flooring, tile work, countertops, paint colors, etc.), while fun, are also overwhelming with the huge variety of choices available on the market today. What's more, the technical side of home renovation is also scary if you are a novice with construction and/or design work. 

While some rooms can be done "DIY" style regardless of your experience level (for example, the living room, or a child's bedroom), certain rooms in your home require a much more expansive knowledge base that you likely do not have, and this can cause BIG problems, and end up costing you a lot of money in the long run.  Bathrooms in particular tend to be an issue for homeowners attempting to DIY their renovation work, since this space in your home has a large amount of plumbing work, potential water damage, and the requirement for time-consuming techniques to get the job done right. 

So why exactly is it best to hire a professional for bathroom renovation? 

First, plumbing is a complicated system, and one wrong move can have consequences that spread far beyond your bathroom to the rest of your home.  Water pressure, securely fitted pipes and valves, and proper drainage are all key components to ensuring that your water, both incoming and outgoing, is being managed efficiently.  If you overlook even a small detail, or make a mistake somewhere along the line, it can have long-term, costly consequences. Plumbing is best left to professionals who are trained to handle it, and who can offer a warranty if something does go awry. 

Additionally, the amount of water handled in a bathroom between tubs, sinks, showers, and toilets is substantial, and all that water could have had extensive effects you haven't even seen. Oftentimes, the sub flooring in bathrooms is water-damaged, as well as any woodwork (baseboards, cabinetry, etc.) and that can lead to mold issues.  Mold is nothing to play with, since it can cause deadly health issues to arise over time, and could eventually render your home uninhabitable.  Professionals in the renovation and construction business know what to look for when removing current flooring and woodwork, and if we see any signs of water damage or mold, we can work quickly to alleviate the problem and repair the damage. 

Finally, hiring a professional will probably end up saving you time and money in the long-term, even if it seems like a little more up front.  Renting expensive equipment for tasks such as cutting tile or sanding and installing floors, purchasing all tools and materials required for the job at hand, and renting an appropriate vehicle to haul all of the needed items adds up quickly, and can overextend your budget in a very small amount of time.  Not only that, but unless you can afford to take off of work, you won't be able to devote full-time attention to the renovation work meaning it will take much longer to complete the project, and living without your bathroom is a headache, and in some cases, impossible.  By hiring a pro, you know the job is a priority, and will be worked on continually until it is finished. That means you are cutting the project time down significantly by hiring professionals. 

If you live in the greater Polk County area here in Central Florida, Williams Construction Company is ready to help you make your dream bathroom a reality in 2017.  Want to take it a step farther?  We also handle renovations of kitchens, patios, decks, and more, or we can help you design your dream home and build it from the ground up.  No job is too big or too small for us to handle!