May is National Home Remodeling Month

As Spring approaches, many home owners kick their home improvement projects into overdrive. Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects have seen huge gains in popularity, stemming partly from a flood of popular home improvement TV shows. DIY can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can be time-consuming and frustrating too. Before you dig too deeply into a kitchen or bathroom DIY remodel, ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I have a clear idea of what I want my finished product to look like?
  • Do I really have time to finish this project?
  • Am I aware of everything I'll need to complete this project? Do I have all those things?
  • Am I familiar with building codes and permits?
  • Do I love physical labor?
  • Will you need assistance with this project? Do I have help?
  • Do I comprehend all the safety issues associated with this project?
  • Am I familiar with the structural makeup of my home?
  • Have I considered the hidden costs?
  • Have I considered that a project gone wrong could actually decrease the value of my home?


For anything more than countertop replacements or faucet change-outs, we suggest that our clients hire a professional home remodeler. It's easy to see a contractor as only added labor cost, but that's a misconception. Professional contractors offer you much more. You get years of experience, the right tools, a network of suppliers and subcontractors, and an in-depth understanding of legal regulations, cost estimating, scheduling, etc. 

If you're considering a kitchen or bath remodel and want to look into hiring a Certified Remodeler, let us know. We can certainly recommend a great one!

Excerpts for this article taken from www.nahb.org.