Home renovations can represent a big investment to property owners. Many are tempted to take the project on themselves to save some money, or to get someone cheap in to do it for them. Before you run off to the hardware store, take a look at why it might be a better idea to hire a professional…

Unexpected problems

Every renovation runs into some sort of problem half-way through, including plumbing or electrical issues. If you don’t have a background in construction or contracting, you may not recognise these problems or know how to fix them properly. The worst-case scenario is that you end up damaging your home, which could result in costly repairs and decreasing the value of your property.

Lack of Expertise

It’s unlikely that you’re going to have the same level of skill and attention to detail as a person who does renovations for a living. You may end up having to redo or replace your work a lot sooner, which can end up costing you more in the long run. Also, you won’t have access to the professional products and equipment that a renovation company will have.

Risk of Injury

Home renovations can be dangerous. Falling from a ladder or an injury from a power tool can lead to a hospital visit (or worse) and leave you with a hefty medical bill, not to mention the time you would possibly need to take off work because of the injury. This can end up making the project a lot more expensive than if you simply hired a professional renovator in the first place.

Out of Control Costs

It’s easy to overlook the costs of small supplies, time spent, petrol used going from store to store and wasted materials because of mistakes. A professional contractor knows how to estimate a job correctly and may have access to discounts that can save you money.

Time Commitment

Work and family commitments can cause a simple home renovation to drag on for months. A professional, dedicated to your job, will know how to move through each step of the renovation correctly and methodically, so that they can complete your home renovation in a timely manner, with as little disruption to your personal life as possible.

The team at Renovations by Justin have been doing this since 1999, and can handle your project quickly, hassle-free and professionally. Get in touch with Justin for more information and arrange for your free quote today or take a look at some of the team’s previous work in our Gallery page!