Published on July 21, 2020

When to DIY a Home Renovation and When to Bring in the Big Guns


Hey, new homeowner! A Mother’s Touch Movers is excited about this next chapter in your life. Thank you for entrusting your belongings to our team of professional movers in Melbourne, FL. Exceptional service from beginning to end is the reason we have been in the moving business for over 30 years. We can customize your moving experience to cater to your specific needs. Just ask the countless residents of Brevard County, and they will tell you. From packing supplies to the full moving experience, we have you covered. 

We recognize many of our clients find move-in ready homes, while some choose their new residence knowing there will be things to fix or change in due time. Folks in the latter category often long to make a home uniquely their own. Still, others move in and decide a design shift is needed. Whatever the case may be, when it comes to a home renovation and remodel, you have a few choices. You can do the work yourself (hey, you watch HGTV), or you can call in the pros. How do you decide when to tackle a project or when to hire a contractor?

Let’s see if we can help you make that choice. 

How Much is Your Time Worth?

Assuming you have the know-how before you consider ripping out walls, replacing flooring, or adding siding to your home, we suggest you ask yourself if you have the time.

Don’t forget about the time at the front end of the home renovation project. You may be required to obtain the proper permits and licenses for your job. A contractor will know when a job needs licensure, or you find this information out on your own. However, working with a professional eliminates the additional time it will take to ensure your job is on the up and up. 

Time is money, and there is no way around this fact. However, if you are skilled and want to put in the time and effort required to get the job done, go for it. Otherwise, we suggest going with a pro.

Do You Have the Resources for a Home Renovation?

One of the many benefits of working with a contractor during a home renovation is they have access to materials and supplies that you do not. You will most likely need specialty machinery and equipment to get the job done, and these items can be costly. 

Contractors have working relationships with suppliers, which add up to reduced costs for you, the client. 

Guaranteed Work

Imagine putting in all the time, effort, and financial resources to complete a home renovation yourself only to find out you’ve done it wrong. Maybe those floors you redid aren’t in alignment. Perhaps those new windows you installed are now leaking. When you do a job yourself, it’s up to you to make it right. When you hire a contractor, they guarantee their work. If something turns out subpar, it is up to the pros to fix it, not you. 

Again, if you feel confident in your abilities and aren’t afraid to fix any mishaps, you can handle the job on your own. Otherwise, a contractor may be the best bet.

We know the decision to hire a contractor is not always black and white. Consider the size and scope of the job, your ability to do the task at hand, and the resources you have available to you. These considerations may shift your decision from one side to the other.

While we cannot make sure your new farmhouse sink is installed correctly, A Mother’s Touch Movers can make sure your belongings arrive safely. Contact our office today for any questions you may have about your Brevard County move. We are here to serve the residential areas between Merritt Island, Melbourne, and Palm Bay.

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