Pros & Cons of DIY Remodeling vs. Hiring a Contractor vs. Hiring Day Laborers

How to Choose Who Remodels Your Kitchen or Bathroom

Now that you’ve made the decision to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, it’s time to make another decision: how to do it. Do you do it yourself? Do you hire a contractor? Do you hire day laborers? Below are the pros and cons of each option to help you decide.

Pros & Cons of Do-It-Yourself Kitchen or Bathroom Remodeling

Pros: If you’re adept at construction projects and can budget your time and money efficiently, this can be a very rewarding and cost-effective undertaking that you can be proud of. 

Cons: There are many steps and decisions required to remodel a bathroom or kitchen and if construction isn’t what you’d call your “day job”, you could run into snags very quickly. Finding supplies and materials, knowing how home infrastructure works, and educating yourself along the way can quickly become a hassle that derails your renovations. 

Pros & Cons of Hiring a Contractor for Kitchen or Bathroom Remodeling

Pros: When all is said and done, the cost of hiring a general contractor accounts for 15-30% of your remodeling project. For those not on a tight budget, bringing in a contractor isn’t that expensive. A contractor will deploy their own laborers and oversee their progress. Also, a contractor will deliver on what you want and offer ideas on how your new kitchen or bathroom could look as well as resolve any issues that may arise.

Cons: The only real downside to hiring contractors is that you need to do your research on who is the most qualified and reputable contractor in your area.

Pros & Cons of Contracting Day Laborers for Kitchen or Bathroom Remodeling 

Pros: This route allows you to eliminate the need for a contractor and support an individual laborer at the price you agree on. Basically, you become the boss. 

Cons: You operate on the timeline of the day laborers, not your own, and each task is performed piecemeal which eats up time. You’ll also have a lot of workers in and out of your home which can feel invasive – and uncomfortable. Oftentimes you won’t know the background of these individuals and how truly skilled they actually are when it comes to the work. Lastly, you are liable for any on-site injuries suffered by day laborers which may or may not be covered by your homeowner’s insurance. 

There’s a lot that goes on when it comes to remodeling your kitchen or bathroom. When you hire Build A Bath & Kitchen to update your bathroom or kitchen, know that everything will be taken care of and our laborers are skilled, insured, and professional. It may be tempting to do it all yourself or hire day laborers, but Build A Bath & Kitchen will eliminate all frustrations so that you get to enjoy a new bathroom or kitchen in just a few weeks.


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