With the current state of the economy more home owners are turning to the person they trust most to renovate their bathroom – themselves. According to a recent poll the statistical average for home owners to attempt their own bathroom remodeling projects has risen 15% in the last three years alone. Financial burdens coupled with a struggling real estate market have people setting out to do it themselves, but more often than not they create more problems than they fix- and they end up paying more for their renovation in the process.
The first mistake usually comes in the form of permits. Those who think they can do whatever they want with their house are sadly mistaken. Everything must first be approved through the city, and the process can halt prospective projects in their tracks with bureaucratic red tape and difficult paperwork.
The second mistake concerns jumping into the project without proper preparation. For example, many home owners get started before gathering the proper tools or adequately prepping the room. Needless to say, this can serve as a major delay once the project is under way.
The third most common mistake is that people will opt for cheaper materials in a continued effort to save money. In the long run this does more bad than good, as cheap materials will make another renovation necessary much sooner than expected.
The last problem concerns home owner’s lack of skill and experience with the intricacies of bathroom remodeling. Just like anything else, it takes a professional to do a professional job, and regardless of the thought or preparation that goes into a project, mistakes are inevitable. In the end, the money home owners attempted to save by doing it themselves is often later spent on their mistakes.
The idea for “do-it-yourselfers” to handle their own bathroom remodeling in The San Fernando Valley is an admirable prospect, but many home owners find that once they start, finishing is a whole different endeavor. Often times doing it yourself is more expensive than hiring a professional, and consequently bathroom remodeling experts in The San Fernando Valley are gearing up for a highly anticipated year of fix-up projects.
If you’d like to find out how you can avoid these nightmarish scenarios, while saving a fortune, call us today at (818) 878-8588 and we’ll show you the way.