Saturday, 23 March 2019

DIY or a Contractor? – You Decide!

Do it yourself or DIY projects are becoming more popular day by day. Be it arts and crafts with recycled material or renovating your own house, these projects have hooked people on because they seem to be more fun and less expensive. Before you embark on your DIY project to remodel your house, here is what you need to take into consideration:

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1.
 
Safety first:

Your safety and that of your family’s, takes top priority. Undertaking large projects can be quite dangerous especially when it involves the use of heavy machinery. Skilled contractors are vital in this case because they are proficient with handling heavy and dangerous equipments (At Daniel Mackey, we are certified to handle heavy machinery).

Of course, if it involves a very small scale remodeling project like changing your carpet flooring, interior painting etc. you can DIY! But you can never be too careful.

      2. Remodel or destroy your home?

The classic “I don’t need anyone to help me with this” has left many homeowners destroying what they had earlier, and they end up calling a contractor to fix their mistakes and start from scratch. This may cost you more than what you would have initially spent, if you had called a professional contractor in the first place. It all comes down to what you deem, requires a contractor and what does not. But then again, you might be mistaken. So before you start your project, find out what level of skill it takes and how many people are required to complete the job.You can then make an informed decision about whether you need a contractor or not!

      3. Time is money:

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The unspoken truth is that, saving time costs a lot of money. If you have a lot of time at your disposal and if the remodel you want to do is relatively simple, you can take your own time and finish the remodel. However, if the project involves the replacement of a bathtub or complete bathroom remodeling, you need to finish the project as soon as possible and this requires the help of a contractor. Complex remodels take more than one person to finish and it is always wise to have experienced contractors taking care of them

      4. Getting permits:

The use of some heavy machinery requires permits, and different cities have different rules. The difficulty level of obtaining them and the costs may vary accordingly. Certain permits cannot be acquired unless you work with certified contractors. Fortunately for you, at Daniel Mackey we have permits for all the machinery you may need to use for your home remodel and we will take care of getting new permits if any. You will just have to sit back and relax while we get your house ready in no time.

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At Daniel Mackey we put the safety of our customers first and we make  imaginations into a reality. Do not hesitate to contact us to get your house remodeled today! Look at some of our earlier projects to get a taste of what we can do!

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