Renovating your home can be an intimidating process for any homeowner to consider. Not only are most home renovations expensive to complete but attempting one can also pose a long-term risk to the health of your finances. That’s because a shoddy or disastrous end result can wind up costing you more money in the long run for repairs, replacements, or even an entire re-do while detracting from the value of your home and your investment at the same time.
As easy as it is to understand the appeal of a DIY home remodeling project, the fact of the matter is that home renovation isn’t as easy as it might seem. Bathroom remodeling is a huge deal that can dramatically enhance the beauty and value of your home, which is why your remodeling projects should always be handled by the most experienced and reputable professional contractors you can find.
WIth personalized and friendly customer service, expert designs and premium materials, and affordable prices, our expert Connecticut home remodelers at US Remodeling Group make the decision to “go pro” an easy one. Learn more about the benefits of hiring professional bath contractors for your next renovation, and why the DIY bathroom remodel might not be the best idea for your home investment.
1. Structural Integrity and Building Permits
As tempting as it might be to attempt a home remodeling project on your own, major bath renovations are notoriously complicated. That’s why there are important checks and balances that exist in the world of construction, and why important permits and structural checks are necessary before, during, and after the remodeling process. This is where a professional contractor can help you before you’re even ready to start your project, by gathering and submitting the proper paperwork for approval.
If you’re not a professional contractor, you might be able to get away with simple bath renovations—like tile replacements or wall surround installation—without needing to report anything to anyone. Anything more complicated, however, like knocking down walls, maximizing the space inside your bathroom area, or adding a new bathroom construction to the property will require a building plan that’s approved by your local city council, and/or approval from a licensed architect or structural engineer.
2. Save Time, Save Money
Professional remodelers will finish a project exponentially faster than the average person will, especially if they have little experience in home improvement. If you’re planning on completing a project yourself, you can be sure that the project you’re hoping to finish will take much longer than you’re planning for it to take. As they say, time is money—and it’s sometimes worth it to consider the hours you’ll spend on a DIY remodel, vs. the time you’d save hiring someone professional to do it for you.
3. DIY Bath Remodels Can End Up Being More Expensive
While DIY remodeling projects might start off as cheaper, you could spend a lot more money in the long run. The more complex the project, the more likely you’ll benefit from a professional remodel. This goes for simple to intensive renovations, from bath and shower conversion, walk-in tub installation, shower or tub replacement, entire bathroom reconstruction—and many other popular bath improvement ideas.Bathroom remodeling is a lot more complicated than it might seem, and mistakes can be very costly to fix.
Whether they happen during the remodel process or afterward, due to shoddy work—repairing, replacing, or performing a new renovation could add to the entire cost of an unprofessional remodel, making it more expensive than a job that’s done right the first time. Additionally, DIY bath remodels (or those performed by unprofessional, unlicensed contractors) can often result in a lower quality result, which can significantly detract from the value of your home if you ever have it appraised. In comparison, a high-quality upgrade can mean a higher appraisal and home value—and a more profitable return on your investment.
4. The Right Contractor Can Guide You Towards the Most Innovative and Cost-Efficient Products
An expert remodeler from a reputable company offers a lifetime guarantee on their products and cares about his or her work. For this reason, a professional is much more likely to go above and beyond to recommend the best products in your price range. In contrast, a bad contractor might recommend products that will make them money in the here and now—without regard for your long-term satisfaction or the lasting quality of their work.In any remodel, your goal is to find affordable products with the best features that will stand the test of time.
For example, some of the best products are highly durable, stain resistant, and easy-to-clean—which means they’ll last a lifetime without much of an effort on your part, a win-win for both you and your professional contractor.
5. Zero Stress, Ultimate Satisfaction: Enjoy a Hassle-Free Bath Renovation with a Professional Contractor
If the thought of a bathroom renovation makes you feel nervous, it might be a good idea to leave it to the pros. Licensed, reputable, and established professional contractors guarantee their work—which means that they’re ready to do whatever they can to satisfy you with the bathroom of your dreams. In addition, it’s important to note that most contractors will only use products that have Good Housekeeping Seals of Approval, or that offer manufacturer warranties. With customer-first policies and years of experience under their belts, professional-quality contractors offer peace-of-mind that you’ll get the exact results you want, guaranteed.
If you’re interested in planning your next Connecticut home remodeling project, our expert team of contractors at US Remodeling Group / Bath Planet of Connecticut would love to speak with you. Whether you’re interested in custom-designed bathroom remodeling, replacement windows, door installations, or something else, we’ll help you find the best options you need for a worry-free and enjoyable home renovation. To find out more details about our services, give our Connecticut home remodelers a call now or fill out our online form to schedule a free, in-home pricing estimate and consultation.