Remodeling and updating your bathroom can be quite the endeavor, especially if your updates will affect multiple bathrooms in your home. While you may have some experience doing home repairs and you think that DIY bathroom updates are the way to go, in this blog series, we will point out some of the reasons to reconsider doing it yourself and, instead, hire experienced professionals – like those at Colorado Tub Repair.
Here’s Why You May What to Reconsider DIY Bathroom Updates
1 – A lack of experience and time
Although you may be quite proficient at completing DIY projects, if you don’t do these projects regularly, you probably don’t have as much experience with them as a professional. What this, in turn, can mean is that it will probably take you a lot more time to finish DIY bathroom updates, particularly if:
- You also work full time.
- You can only work on DIY bathroom updates for discrete periods of time.
So, if you really just need the improvements to your bathroom – like bathtub repairs and/or tile refinishing – done right and quickly, hiring a professional is generally going to be better than trying to do it yourself.
2 – Not having the right tools and/or materials
Another important thing to consider when you are contemplating DIY bathroom updates is whether you have the necessary tools and know what materials you actually need. In fact, if you don’t have the right tools (and you can’t borrow them), you will need to factor the costs of these tools into the overall budget of your project. This may end up eliminating any cost savings you were hoping to realize by doing these updates yourself.
Similarly, even if you do have the right tools, do you know what materials you need (and are best to use for your particular project)? If you don’t, then you should be aware that choosing the wrong materials (such as cheap or inappropriate materials) can also end up increasing the cost of DIY bathroom updates (as you may end up having to redo these updates far sooner than you would if you had trusted the project to a professional).
3 – Physical limitations/health reasons
DIY bathroom updates can require a lot of physical labor. So, if you have back or knee problems (or other health issues), it just may not be realistic or safe for you to try to complete DIY bathroom updates.
Additionally, even if you are in good health now, doing DIY bathroom updates could end up injuring you, as accidents can happen (especially when bigger remodel jobs are not being overseen by experienced professionals).
So, if health issues and/or the possibility of injuries are concerning to you, you may want to reconsider doing it yourself and hire a professional instead.
4 – Having other projects that need to be completed
Is your bathroom remodel the only home improvement project you want to complete? If not – and if you want your overall remodels done ASAP, hiring a professional will usually be far more preferable than trying to do it yourself.
In fact, when you retain the professionals at Colorado Tub Repair to help you repair bathtubs and complete other bathroom updates, we can work around other remodeling projects and/or help you schedule your bathroom updates appropriately (so that they occur after other improvements have been completed; this can help ensure your bathroom updates aren’t harmed/damaged by other remodeling plans you may have).
5 – Getting it done right the first time
Ultimately, one of the single most important reasons to hire a professional rather than proceed with DIYbathroom updates is that you want the job finished correctly the first time. If you don’t have experience with DIY bathroom updates, the chances that big mistakes will be made will increase significantly. This can end up meaning that you end up having to pay a lot more (and wait a lot longer) for your bathroom remodeling project(s) to be finished and to be finished right.
So, if the end result of your bathroom update is more important than actually doing the job yourself, contact Colorado Tub Repair today.