DIY Wall Removal: When ‘Cost Saving’ Becomes Costly
Open floor plans are increasingly popular in modern architecture. They make your home more spacious, allowing for more family time, increased views with natural light, and a better environment for hosting guests.
As much as you may desire opening up the living area of your home into one great big room, you have to be particularly cautious on how you go about opening up your walls; not everyone is qualified to remove a wall from a home. In fact, most people aren’t. Even if you, or someone you know, thinks they may be qualified to remove a wall from your home, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can handle all the risks associated with doing it yourself.
That’s the problem with DIY wall removal – you can do a Google
search right now and find countless articles and videos on how to remove load-bearing walls, non-load bearing walls, and other interior structures. However, watching them won’t make you your own qualified general contractor.
Removing wallpaper on your own may be a time-consuming endeavor, but you can easily turn it into a DIY project. The removal of a wall, on the other hand, is a complicated procedure that requires knowledge, skill and precision.
With networks like HGTV promoting the budgetary and cost saving benefits of DIY and ‘quick and easy’ renovations, it can be easy to conclude that almost anyone can tackle virtually any home improvement project.
That’s why you, your friends and family, or any general ‘handy’ repairman should never pick up the old, dusty sledgehammer and start hacking your way to an open floor plan.
A ‘simple’ DIY fix can become a huge budget buster and remodeling nightmare with hidden dangers if you go into a project without hiring a professional. Price and quality often go hand in hand. Going with the cheapest option is not always the best choice. Hiring a professional to complete the job right the first time can, and will save you (a lot more) money, time, and headaches down the line.
Bottom line: save time and money by hiring someone who knows what they’re doing and who you can trust to do the job right. In the end, you’ll come out way ahead than trying to do it on your own.
Quality Craftsmen has been called in to fix several unfinished DIY projects. Most of the time, our happy clients realize the value of hiring a professional to do a quality job the first time, and they invite us into their home for future projects.
One project, in particular, we helped fix was initially inspired by none other than a homeowner watching HGTV! Trying to act as their own general contractor, the owners made the decision to attempt removing a wall by hiring a handyman.
After it had become apparent the handyman
wasn’t going to be able to carry
out their project, they called Quality Craftsmen, and we were able to come in and fix the project. In this case, the project had not progressed very far, however in most cases, the damage has already been done, and we have to clean up and start from scratch.
With over 25 years of remodeling experience for North Atlanta homeowners, Quality Craftsmen can help you fall in love with your home all over again. Quality might take some extra time, but we never cut corners.
If you are interested in creating an open floor plan or any remodeling project, you can call us at (404) 483-7446. Or simply fill out the contact form and a Quality Craftsmen Representative will contact you within one business day. We’re always happy to discuss any project or questions you might have!