“One of the most common reasons people renovate their homes is a change in their lifestyle – an upcoming wedding, a new baby, or grown children moving away.” Candice Olson
There are many reasons why you might want to upgrade both your home’s interior and exterior. Are you planning on hosting a major event such as your child’s wedding, and your home looking tired and old? Would you like to give your home a facelift for the special occasion? Let’s face it! There is nothing more satisfying than hosting the special event in a newly remodelled home.
Professional remodeler’s or DIY?
Now that we have established that you would like to renovate your home, the next question that begs is who will do the hard work? Are you a handyman and you will enjoy doing the revamping and remodelling yourself, or would you rather contract a company of professional home renovators to do the work on your behalf?
As a precursor to any further discussions, let’s have a look at what the purpose and function of a home renovation company is.
According to Wikipedia, “home improvement, home renovation, or remodelling is the process of renovating or making additions to one’s home. Home improvement can be projects that upgrade an existing home interior (such as electrical and plumbing), exterior (masonry, concrete, siding, roofing), or other improvements to the property (i.e. garden work or garage maintenance/additions).”
Therefore, a company whose core business is to renovate or remodel homes, undertakes to fix or redo a home’s existing interior or exterior as per your specifications.
Reasons why you should contract a professional company to remodel your home
Highly skilled, trained, and experienced contractors
Building contractors such as general builders, plumbers, electricians are experts in their chosen fields. They also know what your local building codes and restrictions are; ergo, they will advise you on the best way to undertake the renovations. Should you attempt to do the renovations yourself, you run the risk of violating the current building codes, and you will not pass the requisite safety inspections.
Professional home renovators usually employ the exact number of people that they need to complete your renovations in the shortest time possible. Therefore, if your renovations need to be completed by a certain date, it’s best to hire a construction company to complete the work. Furthermore, because they have an intimate knowledge of the current building regulations and codes, they will order the correct supplies to get the job done quickly and successfully.
A professional home renovator’s company is required to take out liability insurance for personal injury and damage to both you and your neighbours’ properties. They are also obliged to contribute to the Workmen’s Compensation Fund. Thus, if there are any injuries to both person and property while the remodel is in progress, you will be covered by the correct insurances.
Remodelling your home is both a wonderful and stressful time. Therefore, I believe it is better to contract a professional company to complete the renovations rather than try and finish them yourself. You won’t be sorry!