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17 December 2019

DIY renovation vs hiring pros: what’s best for you?

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With the popularity of shows like The Block and thousands of inspiration-filled Pinterest boards, DIY renovation can be very tempting.

Armed with a bucket of Dulux and a Youtube tutorial, you might feel ready to get your hands dirty. But are you biting off more than you can chew? Let’s have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of DIY renovation vs hiring pros.

 

Why people prefer DIY renovation

It all comes down to control. And that’s not a bad thing! Your home is a huge investment and naturally, you want to make sure everything is just right. It’s nerve-wracking to put your trust in tradies you don’t know. DIY puts you in the driver’s seat to control costs, timeframe and aesthetic, right down to the little details.

 

But is DIY renovation really worth it?

If you’re an experienced handyperson or house flipper, yep, DIY renovation might be for you. But for the rest of us, it’s better to leave the job to the experts.  Often, the time and money you “save” will quickly be absorbed into buying materials and fittings, budget problems and fixing mistakes. 

 

Going pro: the advantages

A professional renovation job gets your home looking its very best. With years of experience, tradies are able to make improvements quickly and safely – and within budget. Plus, if you’re selling on, professionals are able to make unbiased design decisions about your home (because that lime-green feature wall might look great to you, but not to your buyers!).

 

A weight off your shoulders

Hiring tradies doesn’t have to be stressful. With ASSIST by BOWERBIRD, we manage the entire process for you, from organising a quote to the final finishing touches that take your home to the next level. We can assist you with removals and storage, flooring, painting and cleaning. It’s a complete solution, through a single point of contact you can trust.

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