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Do I Need a Professional for My Bathroom Remodel?

Renovating your bathroom or any room in your home may seem intimidating to many homeowners. Many times, renovations can be expensive to complete, and attempting to do them on your own can lead to a variety of problems that can threaten your finances due to the chances of needing repairs, replacements, or a complete re-do to fix a DIY job. If a remodel is done incorrectly, it can also take away from the value of your home.

While it may be easy to understand the concept of remodeling your bathroom, there is so much that goes into a remodel that requires experience, knowledge, and the right tools to get it done. Completing a bathroom remodel is no small task and can enhance the beauty and value of your home, making it a task best left to the professional team at Kitchen & Bath Galleria.

In addition to the reasons mentioned above, we’ve put together a few other reasons why a professional bathroom remodel is the best choice.

Contractors Have Knowledge of Building Permits and Structural Integrity

With all the information about DIY remodeling online, it can be tempting to attempt a remodel on your own. It is important to understand that major bathroom renovations are complicated, and there are important checks and balances in the construction world that many homeowners may not be aware of. Permits and structural checks are an important part of the remodeling process before, during, and after the remodel is completed. With a professional contractor, they are aware of these checks and permits, allowing them to gather and submit the proper paperwork for approval prior to beginning your remodel.

While homeowners may be able to get away with simple renovations like a wall surround installation without the need for a permit, anything beyond small renovations such as adding new bathroom construction or knocking down walls will require you to submit a building plan to your city council for approval and may also require approval from a licensed structural engineer or architect.

Your DIY Could Raise the Cost of the Bathroom Remodel

Your DIY remodel may start off cheaper, but keep in mind that you could end up spending more money as the project progresses. The more complex the renovations, the more money you are likely to save by hiring a professional. From simple to major renovations such as bath and shower conversions, shower or tub replacement, or an entire bathroom remodel, bathroom remodeling can be more complicated than it seems, and any mistakes made can be costly to repair.

Whether issues happen during the remodel or afterward due to low quality work, repairs, replacements, or a new remodel can hike up the cost of a DIY remodel, leaving you with a much higher bill than what you would have paid for a professional. A DIY or an unprofessional remodel completed by unlicensed contractors will often result in a lower quality result. This can take away from the overall value of your home during an appraisal, whereas a professional remodel can increase the value.

Save Yourself Time with a Professional

Another benefit of using a professional contractor is that they will be able to finish a project faster than the average person who has little experience in remodeling. If you plan to do the project yourself, life can get in the way and delay your project, causing it to drag on longer than you expected. It’s best to consider the hours you will spend remodeling yourself versus how much time you will save by hiring a professional to remodel your bathroom.

Contractors can Provide You with Top of the Line, Cost-Efficient Products and Fixtures

An expert remodeler, like Kitchen and Bath Galleria, cares about and guarantees their work and wants to provide you with products that last. A professional will be able to recommend the best products to suit your budget, whereas an unprofessional contractor may recommend subpar products that will make them money, rather than regarding your long-term satisfaction in the quality of the work. The goal for your bathroom remodel should be to find affordable products that will last, which can be done by using a professional remodeler.

Professionals Provide a Hassle-Free, Enjoyable Remodeling Experience

If you have any doubts about a DIY bathroom remodel, it is highly recommended that you leave the work to the professionals. With a licensed, reputable, and established contractor like Kitchen & Bath Galleria, you will receive superior customer service, high-quality products and materials, and innovative designs based on your lifestyle, budget, and needs. With our passion for customer-first service and over 30 years of experience designing and building bathrooms, we can provide you with the peace of mind and results you are looking for.

Our bathroom remodeling services provide Latrobe homeowners with high-quality bathroom renovations to create a stunning space! Contact us today to learn more about our bathroom remodeling services.

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Greg is the owner of Kitchen & Bath and has been providing designing and building services since 1986. With that much experience, he's become an expert in several types of home renovations.