I still have a lot of decorating to do in my home, especially after having to repaint the hallway when the colour I chose looked different on the walls – disaster! As well as painting there are a few other DIY jobs I need to do including, installing blinds, changing light fittings, building shelves, etc. Some of the DIY/decorating jobs I am capable of doing myself and actually quite enjoy doing (I love glossing skirting boards for example!) but there are jobs which I’m not qualified to do such as changing light fittings so these jobs will have to be done by a qualified tradesperson.
Although it can be tempting to try and complete jobs yourself it’s important not to attempt these if they are above your skill level. If you’re currently redecorating/completing DIY projects below are a few reasons you might want to consider hiring a professional.
If you’re anything like me then chances are you will try your hand at most decorating/DIY jobs. With the internet and Youtube, it’s really easy to find out how to do most things and follow tutorials but there are occasions where hiring a qualified professional is necessary. Unless you’re trained and qualified you shouldn’t attempt to work with gas or electrics or you could seriously injure yourself or others. If there are jobs you can’t do yourself why not take a look at PriceYourJob.co.uk where you can find qualified tradespeople for a huge variety of jobs.
They have all the right tools
If you have both the skills and the tools to complete a job to a good standard then that’s great news but that might not be the case. If you choose to hire a professional they will have all of the tools and skillset necessary for doing the task at hand which will ensure the finished result is good.
They’re cheaper than you think
The first thing many of us think about when it comes to hiring a professional tradesperson is the cost involved but you might be pleasantly surprised. If you use the Price Your Job website (linked above) you will be able to see the different tradespeople available and an estimate of the cost for jobs they can carry out, this will give you a rough idea of what you can expect to pay. You can also receive quotes from tradespeople by inputting your details and the job that you’re looking to have done.
They work quickly
There’s no denying that DIY and home renovation jobs can be time-consuming, especially if you’re a novice and fitting it in around work and family life can feel almost impossible. If you hire a professional they will be able to complete the job in a timely manner, at your convenience and you will have more time on your hands for other activities too – win-win!
DIY projects and home renovations can be notoriously dangerous, even the jobs we think might not have any risk can turn out to be riskier than we anticipated. If you hire a tradesperson they will be up to date and aware of all of the latest safety measures and steps they need to take to ensure the job is completed safely, they will also have insurance should anything go wrong.
Would you consider hiring a professional tradesperson to help with your home renovation?
*This is a collaborative post.