Should I Hire a Pro for My Bathroom Remodel?
Are you considering changes to your bathroom? Perhaps you want to improve the functionality or give it a visual refresh. Depending on the scope of your project, it may be wise to hire a professional.
Do-It-Yourself Aspects of Bathroom Remodeling Projects
While you may be eager to kickstart any home remodeling project that you’ve envisioned and committed to following though on, you need to hit the pause button before you initiate a bathroom remodel. Prior to launching your project, you should break down the tasks involved into two categories: the ones you can do on your own and those that you’ll need to hire a contractor to handle.
Naturally, the list of things you can do yourself will vary in accordance with several factors. These factors include your skill and experience levels, your access to tools and equipment and, quite frankly, your willingness to get your hands dirty.
The number of tasks you can do on your own will also depend on how extensive your remodeling project will be. If you simply want to give your bathroom a new look, a DIY paint job may be sufficient. For homeowners who want to take things much further, their list of DIY projects may include the following:
- Removing flooring and tiled surfaces
- Replacing light fixtures
- Swapping out shower heads and/or faucets
- Hanging window treatments
- Updating a vanity, basin and hardware
When to Hire a Bathroom Remodel Contractor
Clearly, you’ll need to hire a bathroom remodeling contractor if you want to be completely hands-off during your renovation project. Even if you take care of all the tasks listed above during a major renovation, the chances are good that you’ll have to hire a contractor for other phases of your bathroom remodel.
Unless you have vast experience with electrical work, it’s wise to hire a bathroom remodeling company if your project involves running new wires or relocating existing ones. Given that water is used in bathrooms regularly in a typical home, there is no reason to take any chances when it comes to electricity and bathroom renovations. Play it safe and hire a contractor.
Similarly, it’s advisable to hire a contractor if you’re going to relocate existing pipes or install new plumbing. Even if you’ve worked with plumbing in the past, you should hire a professional if you only have limited access to the pipes you want to relocate or install or you’re unfamiliar with the current code regarding residential plumbing.
Your Home Remodeling Team in Scottsdale, AZ
If you’re ready to transform your home, ArDan Construction can help. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain when you employ our home remodeling team. Get in touch with us to discuss your project.