Why You Should Never Renovate Your Home Without Consulting Professionals

So, it’s time to renovate your home again? If you agree, you might want to keep reading along. The thing is, many home repair projects done in the so-called DIY manner end up as total catastrophes. Eventually, folks that have experienced these unfortunate scenarios have to pay even more to repair the additional damage they’ve done.

Needless to say, that’s one of the reasons why you should never renovate your home without consulting professionals first. In order to stress the importance of the role professionals play in the home renovation process, we’ve gathered some info to explain why they’re something you’d consider with any significant home project.


Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that connects homeowners in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, and San Diego Counties with reliable contractors, we speak to homeowners every day about hurdles that can derail their renovation project – here are some ideas & tips to keep your project on track.

#1 You’ll Save Yourself Plenty Of Time (And Energy)

Needless to say, home renovation projects can be pretty time-consuming. Imagine all those days you’d have to spend getting the suitable materials and tools, having everything delivered, etc.

Also, if you’re taking on a project that is relatively new to you, you’ll spend at least a handful more hours watching Youtube videos trying to figure out what to do.  Not to mention that if you do something wrong, you’ll have to spend extra time covering the damage you’ve unintentionally made (and watching even more Youtube videos about how to troubleshoot your issue!). Thankfully, by consulting/hiring home renovation professionals, you’ll guarantee yourself a stress-free repair process.

All in all: don’t go into the whole DIY thing “just because” since you might spend countless hours on something that could’ve been done without much hassle and in a shorter period of time. 

 Time to renovate your home By consulting or hiring pros, you’ll save yourself a lot of time.

#2 There’s A Chance That You’ll Save Some Money, Too

That’s right! By choosing to hire/consult professionals, there’s a good chance you’ll save yourself some funds, too.

How can that be? Well, as we’ve already mentioned, there’s a good chance that a DIY project done by inexperienced folks (you and your pals, for instance…no offense) might end up as a complete disaster. Not only will you spend your time, but you will also waste expensive materials.

If that were to happen, most folks would give up their DIY dreams and call professionals to address the damage. Why not contact professionals earlier and skip all the torture? Another thing to consider is that professionals might charge you extra to undo the mess you’ve made.

#3 You’ll Know That The Tasks Are Complete

This one sounds a bit absurd, but if you were to think about it, professionals wouldn’t be doing that for a living if they didn’t do everything thoroughly. Once they’re done renovating your place, you’ll know everything’s taken care of in the best possible way. In other words: you won’t have the feeling the job’s somehow incomplete.

Their experience, expertise, and reputation will guarantee that they’ll do a job well done! Now, we’re not saying that all folks who call themselves professionals are real professionals, but you can always check the company’s reputation by browsing through customer reviews, speaking with references, or by working with a company like GreatBuildz that has already done the vetting for you.

#4 Let’s Talk About Insurance

Now, let’s talk a bit about a little thing called insurance. If anything bad happens to your home while professionals are working on it (and that’s, of course, not such a common thing), you won’t be the one covering the damage. Additionally, if something were to happen to an individual worker, you wouldn’t be the one responsible.

Professionals have insurance, and they are liable for any damages and injuries.

Also, if you’re worried about some of your stuff getting damaged during the home remodeling process, your best bet is to find a safe facility for storage while you renovate your home. Even though you’re insured and everything, no money can bring you back the sentimental attachment you’ve had to a cherished item inside your household.  

Renovate your home, Don't forget insurance Being insured will guarantee you a good night’s sleep during the renovation process.

#5 Professionals Follow Proper Coding And Regulations

During any home renovation project, whether minor or major, you’ll need to ensure that all work is done in alignment with the required codes and regulations in your area. Now, of course, you can get a hold of this information yourself to know what you can or can’t do during a DIY project.

However, consulting or even hiring a professional contractor to handle the renovation is still better. That way, you’ll know that everything’s done entirely legally, without any code violations.

#6 You’ll Only Have To Say What Needs To Be Done

In other words: you won’t have to move a muscle once you’ve contracted with your contractor. Contractor services offer everything necessary for your home remodeling process. Once they’re done with the inspection, they’ll handle all the arrangements. To phrase it differently: they’ll create a schedule, obtain the permits, and coordinate with the designers, suppliers, workers, etc.

They’ll make sure that your home repair project gets done in the most efficient manner possible. Also, they’ll communicate with all the people involved in the project instead of you and supply you with only the necessary info. That will, needless to say, save you a tone of nerves.

Renovate your home and call a professional Avoid complicated communication and negotiation by hiring pros.

#7 Professionals Offer Advanced Designs

Last but not least, on our list of reasons why you should never renovate your home without consulting professionals, we’ve got the design issues.

Now, you might have a clear idea in mind about what your home will look like after the renovation process is over. However, professionals will assist you in coming up with an advanced plan to achieve the best renovation design, turning your ideas into reality.

Let’s describe an example: you can, for instance, hire professionals to tackle an extensive list of renovations such as adding extra footage area, handling a garage conversion, or installing new walls.

By hiring contractors, you’ll guarantee they’ll stick to the design plan while keeping your home renovation process running smoothly. Which is not something DIY projects can easily pull off. If you are designing the entire plan yourself, no one can tell you that it’s a bad idea…until it’s too late and the work has already been done.

The Bottom Line

We hope we’ve made a convincing case of the reasons why you should never renovate your home without consulting professionals. Not only will you save yourself some much-needed time and effort, but you’ll also ensure that no money’s wasted on unnecessary repairs provoked by unsuccessful DIY showmanship. Anyway, after reading the paragraphs above, we’re sure you’ll ensure a stress-free home renovation process!

If you’re looking to renovate your home, you shouldn’t have to go it alone – GreatBuildz can help simplify your renovation experience.


GreatBuildz is a free service that connects homeowners in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura or San Diego with reliable, thoroughly screened general contractors and provides project support from start to finish. Call now (818.317.3567) to chat with a real person about your next remodel project or visit our website for more information: www.greatbuildz.com

Hi, we're Paul and Jon - Co-Founders of GreatBuildz. We believe everyone deserves to find a great contractor, have a stress-free renovation, and enjoy their beautiful new space. There are so many contractors out there and it's often hard to tell the good from the bad... until it's too late. We started our company to help simplify your contractor search and help you have a stress-free renovation experience. We're always available to help, no matter where you are in the process. Click here to learn more about our story.

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