Seven Main DIY Home Improvement Projects to Avoid

DIY projects are fun and can turn out successful. There are a lot of quality resources for the motivated “Do-It-Yourselfer” out there. Just turn on your TV to the HGTV channel, open a home improvement or remodeling magazine, or research one of the thousands of YouTube videos about the “how-to” world. However, there are some DIY projects that even the most skilled handyman should avoid like the plague that can turn out disastrous.

DIY Projects to Avoid

Here is a list of some of the projects you should hire a professional remodeler or General Contractor to complete for you.

1. Roof Replacement

Depending on the type of roof you have on your home and the weather conditions of your area, a roof can last between 20 to 50 years. Once a roof needs repair or replacement, it is essential to use a qualified roofing expert instead of the DIY handyman. If you don’t get this one right, it can mean significant damage to one of your most significant investments – your home. Damage to walls, leaking, mold, and mildew, flooding, etc.

2. Gourmet Kitchens with High-End Accessories

With a kitchen renovation, there are a lot of measurements that need to be perfect for cabinets, countertops, sinks, appliances, flooring, etc. Permits need to be secured. Electrical needs to be put into place. There is no room for guesswork to get the outcome you want. Leave this one up to a professional remodeler or General Contractor.

3. Bathrooms

Today there are so many beautiful options for a renovated bathroom in your home such as walk-in showers, tile, elegant soaking tubs, cabinetry, fixtures, heated floors, exhaust fans that keep mildew out, etc. You’ll need to consider the size of your hot water tank for your shower or bathtub to work correctly. Again, proper permitting will be required. A professional remodeler or General Contractor can be the “make or break” part of this equation.

4. Sunrooms

Sunrooms on a home offer so much enjoyment to the homeowner and guests, especially if you have a fantastic backyard in nature. Building a sunroom requires a lot of thought regarding the structure of your home, foundation, roofing, screen or glass floor to ceiling windows, permitting, HOA approval, etc. Again, you need a professional remodeler to help you figure this one out.

5. Room Addition

Thinking about adding a room to your home? Do you need a mother-in-law suite, a game room, a luxurious master bedroom suite, etc.? An experienced home remodeler can help you plan the ideal room, navigate complicated building codes to determine the requirements, and save you a lot of headaches and money from making mistakes.

6. Garage Additions

Looking to add a garage so you can park your vehicles or store your seasonal items? This project is where an experienced home remodeler can really help you avoid disaster and figure out design, layout, building codes, permitting, etc. to get this big project done correctly the first time.

7. In-Ground Swimming Pools

Pools, especially in the south, are an excellent addition to any backyard enjoyment. If you are considering adding an in-ground swimming pool, hire a professional?

Contact Georgia Home Remodeling at 678-635-5429 to discuss your home remodeling project.

About Georgia Home Remodeling

Georgia Home Remodeling is a Gwinnett-based remodeling and renovation contractor company that has been serving Metro Atlanta and North Georgia since 1991. Originally created by company founder and president Chris Allen as a small painting company, GHR has since grown into a full-service custom remodeling and home renovation provider.

Georgia Home Remodeling is dedicated to providing great service and quality work at a fair price. From the initial contact until the job’s completion, we will be prompt, courteous and communicative, and will always do exactly what we promise to do at the price we quoted.

We are fully licensed and insured home renovation contractor, and our diverse and experienced crews include carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, flooring specialist, and HVAC professionals. Company president Chris Allen, who oversees and manages each GHR job, is also a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Lead Carpenter and Certified Remodeler.

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