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Home Remodeling: Should You Do It Yourself or Hire a Pro? April 10, 2017

Middletown, Monmouth County
Home Remodeling: Should You Do It Yourself or Hire a Pro? , Middletown, New Jersey

The increasing popularity of online tutorials and renovation-themed TV shows have inspired many people to try their hand at a range of home remodeling projects. While some people succeed at DIY, others struggle and risk making a problem worse. When you need work done around the house, are you better off hiring a professional or tackling the project yourself? Think about these three areas of concern before making a decision.

Safety Issues

Ask yourself: What’s the worst thing that could happen? If you’re attempting to install upper cabinets in your kitchen, climbing a ladder and lifting heavy fixtures can put you at risk. In addition to personal safety, you need to think about potential property damage. Major projects that will affect your plumbing, like relocating bathroom or kitchen fixtures, require technical skills that only a professional will have. Some projects, like plumbing work, electrical modifications, or window modifications, may require building permits. In these situations, it’s always best to hire a professional who can help you navigate the application process.

Skill Level

home remodeling Middletown NJYou also need to consider your skills and abilities. Are you physically strong? Have you completed similar projects before, or will you need to invest time in learning a new skill? If you have little to no experience with home remodeling projects, then it’s best to enlist a professional. Many people underestimate the time commitment, skill set, and physical strength involved in renovation and remodeling.  


Homeowners sometimes assume that doing the work themselves will be more affordable, but that’s not always the case. Home remodeling companies have tools and heavy equipment that can be expensive to rent or buy. If you need to take days off work or use vacation time to work on a lengthy remodeling project, hiring a professional may be the more cost-effective option.


Whether you opt to DIY or hire a professional, the experts from Devine Creations Design Center in Middletown, NJ, have the materials, technicians, and design expertise you need. Monmouth County’s premier tile store and home remodeling destination can help you find the perfect materials, or match you with a contractor who will take care of the entire project for you. To learn more, call (732) 856-9661 or visit their website

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