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Remodeling Ideas – Santa Clara – How People Remodel – DIY or Contractor?
I wanted to find you statistics on how many remodel projects are done by the homeowners and how many are done by a contractor, but it appears no such statistics are kept.
There are however many articles in the theme of “DIY vs Contractor” whose purpose is to convince you that you won’t necessarily save money when you do a remodel yourself.
Although there is truth to this (experts complete work faster and better than newbies), those articles come across as the blatant sales pitch that they are.
If you want to do an entire remodel, or part of a remodel yourself to save money, that is fine.
Just first take an HONEST assessment of your skills and don’t over inflate your expertise for things you aren’t very good at.
Actually write down what you can and can not do, even going so far as to give yourself a grade from 1 -5 (5 being expert, 1 being totally suck at it).
Then figure out how to do the project such that you do the things you are good at (for which you at least scored yourself a three) and contract out for the stuff you are not good at.
You will find contractors who are willing to work this way (we will) but you must understand you are creating “hand offs” between you and your contractor and as such clear communications becomes extra critical.
This works both ways. To make this work, you absolutely MUST work with a contractor who communicates very clearly and precisely with you.
If you wish to perform a remodel in such a fashion, we would love an opportunity to be of service to you.
Please contact us for your no obligation consultation.