We all have seen countless DIY shows on TV that make every home or office renovation project seem overly simple (and fast, they’re usually done in thirty minutes or less!). Yes, doing it yourself can save you a lot of money, but sometimes DIY is not the best route to go. Here are some pros and cons to doing bathroom renovations yourself.
Why You Should Hire A Professional
The need to hire a professional depends on the type of work you want to have done. Things that can cause significant monetary and structural damage should always be left to the professionals. For example, plumbing is something that is best left to professionals since a botched job can cause leaks and other trouble. If you are having some doubt or don’t exactly have the knowledge for the project at hand, hire a professional.
Should I DIY?
Other tasks can seem more simple and better suited to do-it-yourself projects, like redoing bathroom flooring or updating the finish on bathroom cabinets. But depending on your skill level, the jobs could turn out less than ideal. Also, when you do a job yourself, there is no warranty on the installation. If you do the flooring yourself, and it turns out there is a problem, you can’t just call someone to come fix it. You have to take the time off of work and spend the money to fix the problem yourself. So know your own skill level before you attempt to do a renovation project on your own as you may regret it down the road.
An Example Job – Framing a Mirror
Many of the mirrors that come standard in a home are frameless and plain. A mirror frame can do a lot to improve the overall look of your bathroom. Framing a mirror can be a DIY project. In fact, you can easily find mirror framing kits on the market. However, there is definitely some skills that are required to pull off the task. First off, alignment and measurement are critical to the project. You don’t want your frame to sit crooked on the mirror. Secondly, you will need to have a good eye for design to ensure that the frame you choose will be a tasteful addition to your bathroom. Both off these tasks are easier said than done. Also, you have to remember that mirrors are fragile. Minor mistakes can cause damage.
So while it is possible to do this project on your own, there are also specialized companies that can take care of this job for you. Our own company, Mirrorcle Frames, is one such company. We have developed a process that ensures the right style and fit every single time. First, we go to your home with our entire collection of frames and have an interior designer help you pick out a frame. Next, we take measurements and schedule a date for installation. Installation is always quick and clean, and the look of the room is always transformed for the better.
To wrap things up, many projects can be completed by do-it-yourselfers. And many DIYers have the skills to get the job done, but a quality job is not always guaranteed. On the other hand, professionals have the tools, knowledge, and experience to make sure that your project gets done on time and with good results.
For your mirror framing needs, contact Mirrorcle Frames for affordable and professional results that will transform your room in minutes!