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Home Renovations and Additions in Perth: DIY vs Hiring a Professional

Jan 22, 2015

If you are looking to do home additions or renovations, you may be like many of your Perth neighbours: wondering if you should do it yourself or hire a professional. Your home is your biggest investment and it’s important to get any renovations or additions right. Here are both sides of the DIY vs “Hire a professional” debate.


The main benefit of DIY is that you are going to save a lot of money. You are also going to save a lot of the paperwork and “red tape” that is sometimes involved in hiring a contractor. If you change your mind in the middle of a project, it is not much of a problem. You also get the satisfaction of having done it yourself.

However, there are plenty of pitfalls. You have to either own, borrow or rent a lot of tools. DIY work can sometimes be more difficult than you thought. This often leads to short cuts or hurrying to get it done. You may not know all of the permits and permissions you need. This could cause fines or even having to tear down what you just completed.

Ultimately, we recommend DIY for minor and superficial work only.

Hiring a Professional

If you find a trusted, licensed professional with a solid track record, you are guaranteed that the project is going to turn out right. They have professionals who do this kind of work every day and have the tools and resources to do it right. You get to relax on nights and weekends and just let the professionals do their jobs.

It is going to cost more money but it is well worth what you spend. Your builder will have insurance to help protect both himself and your investment in case something goes wrong. Most of all, though, you have peace of mind because you know the results are going to be perfect.

Call Next Level Extensions to learn more: 1300 948 094.

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