Is Your Hobby Home-Building Project Actually a Big Liability?

Before you begin your home remodel, talk to a professional home builder

How to know when it’s time to call in the pros

Starting a home remodeling or restoration project requires a huge investment of both time and money. Whether you want to remodel the kitchen or need to make over an aging bathroom, nothing is more important than planning ahead. As you plan your project, you’ll need to decide not only on aspects of design but also whether you should hire a professional builder to assist you.

Is It Time to Call in Professional Help?

If you enjoy do-it-yourself projects, working on a home remodel may seem like an exciting opportunity to learn new skills and add your own design touches to your home. However, it’s important that you carefully evaluate your project before you start in order to determine if you should hire a professional to help. Even if you’re confident in your own construction or remodeling abilities, check with your county’s planning department to ensure that you don’t need to hire a contractor to work with you.

Of course, there are many reasons you might ask for professional help during the remodel or restoration process. Perhaps you don’t have the skills needed to complete the desired work or are concerned that your project is too large for you to tackle on your own. As a rule of thumb, you should call in an architect or design professional if you plan to spend more than 5% of your home’s value on the remodeling or restoration project.

You might also consider hiring a building and design professional if you’re planning a remodel of your kitchen or bathroom. You can make the most of these essential areas by working with a builder who has experience remodeling them for optimal use and value. A building professional is also familiar with the building codes and requirements in your local area and can help you secure the permits needed to complete your project.

It’s also essential to hire a professional builder and an architect if you’ll be making significant alterations to the exterior of your home. Exterior changes require a sophisticated understanding of local codes and building regulations. They can also impact the value of your home significantly.

Choosing a Home Restoration & Remodeling Partner

If you’ve decided that you need help with your project, you’ll need to choose a professional restoration, remodeling, or building partner. Remember to choose a pro who:

• Is fully licensed, bonded, and insured
• Has a good reputation in your community
• Will provide you with a work estimate ahead of time
• Can show you a portfolio of completed home repair projects

If you live in the Northeast Indiana area and are ready to begin a remodeling project, contact the professionals at Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling. We’re here to support you throughout your project.