Planning a Home Remodel?
Pros and Cons of the 3 Most Common Options
When exploring your kitchen, bathroom or whole home remodeling options, you’ll find yourself with three different options for managing and completing your project. Which one you choose will depend on both your budget and how qualified you feel with tackling the myriad aspects of most remodeling jobs.
Your first option (and possibly the most daunting) is do-it-yourself or DIY. Undoubtedly the most cost-effective option; however successful DIY home remodeling requires an extensive design background and comprehensive knowledge of construction. If you aren’t comfortable with handling all the design and construction technicalities and codes, you might want to consider hiring some outside help. It is also important to note that if you are required to re-do a particular portion of the job because it wasn’t done properly or up to code, any cost savings you may have had could be lost.
Remodeling with a General Contractor
If a do-it-yourself remodeling project isn’t a realistic option, you may choose to work with a general contractor. While working with a general contractor provides homeowners with a resource for the design and construction of a project, homeowners are expected to communicate between the architect, structural engineer, interior designer, material manufacturers and the general contractor. Clearly, working with a general contractor still requires you take a hands-on approach to your remodel.
Working with a Design / Build Remodeling Firm
Lastly, the option of working with a design/build remodeling firm like Sea Pointe Design & Remodel offers homeowners a full-service remodeling experience. The design/build remodeling approach offers homeowners comprehensive project management with one point of accountability. Together, a team of design consultants, project managers, structural engineers, architects, material purchasers and logistics coordinators work behind the scenes to strategically plan and construct your project. Leaving the heavy lifting to a team of experts alleviates stress and confusion while allowing the client to focus on the exciting aspects of their remodeling project.