Whether residential or commercial, bathroom remodeling is one of the most attempted DIY projects. Although a little do-it-yourself can save you money upfront, it often leads to greater costs. From unexpected surprises that put a stop to your project to more extensive time spend than budgeted for, demolition almost always throws you a curveball. So, when it comes to bathroom remodeling, many businesses and homeowners alike wonder whether or not DIY is in order, or should you call in your local Massachusetts handyman?
Having the right tools is non-negotiable
Before any remodel begins, planning start to finish is a must. Among planning is deciding what type of tools and equipment are needed to get the job done correctly. With the right stash of goodies, once demo begins, the last place you’ll want to be is caught in limbo running to the local hardware store, hoping they have what you need in stock. Below is a generalized list of items necessary for tackling a typical bathroom renovation:
- Hammers, screwdriver set, wrench set
- Utility knives, Chisel
- Pry Bar
- Reciprocating Saw or Sawzall
- Buckets, Shop-Vac
- Safety equipment
As you can see, unless you have the necessary tools, your added expenses can grow before you even begin! Keep in mind; the above list is a generalized one. Various elements, including the structure’s age, depth of the renovation, and unknown surprises that may ahead, can all lead to the need for even more specialized equipment.
Predicting the unknown
If we could predict the future, it’s safe to assume our lives would be a bit different. Just like with any remodeling project, telling what’s in store is often a guessing a game. A renovation project would go smoothly in an ideal world – but what fun would that be? Especially in kitchens and bathrooms, demolition often leads to unplanned surprises. A few of the most common include faulty or outdated electrical wiring, cracked or corroded plumbing fixtures and pipes, and the ultimate surprise – a presence of mold or asbestos.
Depending on the severity of the “surprise,” you may find your bathroom remodel hitting a brick wall (no pun intended). While we sincerely hope this doesn’t happen to you during a DIY go, if it does, it will be a time that you wish you had called in your Massachusetts handyman.
And then there’s cleanup
Once all the bumps have been conquered, you’ll have one more item that needs dealing – cleanup. From old tile to drywall, properly disposing of old materials can be, yet again, a challenge. Depending on the town or city you’re located, not all materials are accepted through traditional trash pickup. And – that’s assuming your materials even fit! Chances are, a dumpster rental, along with recycling separation, may be in order. With all that is already going on, dealing with discarded items is probably the last thing on your mind. Lucky for you, with the assistance of Pro Plus Services, our team knows precisely what is needed and required for a smooth renovation.
Whether residential or commercial, bathroom remodeling can be challenging. Save yourself the time and money by contacting your trusted handyman in Massachusetts, Pro Plus Services. Our team has the knowledge and resources needed to tackle any project, as well as the little surprises that are tossed in along the way!
If you’re considering kitchen or bathroom remodeling, contact Pro Plus Services today and have peace of mind that your project is in the very best hands from start to finish!
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