by Todd Ellner
November 8, 2016 Home Renovation

When it comes to home renovation projects, you may decide to get the work done by yourself. But you might be forgetting one small detail: things are not always as easy as they look.

Repainting a wall is a task that you can try to do by yourself, but even a seemingly easy DIY remodeling project may require the work and experience of professionals to ensure the end result is always fabulous.

Home projects you should not DIY:


Keep in mind that safety comes first. Here are some of the most challenging renovation projects that require professional assistance:

Removing toxic mold or asbestos.

Before getting any work started, make sure you make a material test to know exactly what is hiding underneath. Asbestos can be found in drywall mud, in flooring, in ceiling stipple and also in the house siding. Breathing in asbestos or mold can put your health in danger. Make sure you let professionals do these removal projects.

Electrical wiring.

In order to make sure that your house meets all the electrical standards, you need to hire an electrician who knows their job. There’s a reason why electricians are certified; trying to do the electrical wiring by yourself can have terrible consequences for you and your home. Let professionals take care of the high voltage.

Tearing down walls.

If you can’t tell the difference between a weight supporting wall and a cosmetic wall, then you have to leave it for the pros to decide what’s best for the safety of your house. Experts have a better understanding of your home’s structural plan and they can make sure your house remains standing after you tear a wall down.

Installing natural stone.

If you want to achieve the beautiful look of natural material like marble or granite (for a new countertop, for example), it is best to let a professional take care of measurements and installation. Think about the fact that these materials are heavy and expensive and even the smallest mistake can mean extra costs.

Renovating the windows.

Improper installation can lead to hot or cold air leaking inside the property, which means extra repairs, therefore extra costs.

Changing the plumbing.

If you need to change the shower head in the bathroom or the tap in the kitchen, it is alright for you to do it. But for bigger projects, like modifying your plumbing system, it is best to call the pros. Even one small leak can cause major damage.


Keep in mind

Many people have tried to do the above projects by themselves and have learned the hard way that sometimes it is best to let professionals do the job.

At Gialluisi Custom Homes we have the knowledge and the experience to make the best of your home renovation project. Making sure that you save money in the long run is part of our job, that’s why we work with the best material suppliers.

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