Leave it to the Professionals: 7 Times You Really Need to Hire a Handyman

When it comes to home repairs or updates, we know it can be tempting to try to fix the problem or take on the project by yourself. After all, going the DIY route can save a considerable amount of money, which is always a plus. Regardless, there are still some aspects of home renovations, both interior and exterior, that are absolutely worth the money because of the professional knowledge and specific skill set they require.

We explore seven different scenarios where you would be much better off just biting the bullet and hiring a handyman for the job.

1- A Kitchen or Bathroom Reno

Taking on a kitchen or bathroom renovation by yourself — or with the help of a few   

friends — might seem like a great idea in theory, but this kind of job is almost always better off in the hands of an expert. Not only will a handyman already have professional connections with cabinet companies, granite providers, and more, but he will also have a reliable skill set for a complicated project like this. The last thing you want to do is install a faulty cabinet drawer or an uneven backsplash, so this kind of job is really worth the cost.

2- Any Electrical Changes or Updates

Unless you consider yourself very well-versed in the world of electricity, this is another time you should definitely seek the help of a professional. If you are having a problem with a flickering light switch or you simply want to add additional outlets in a recently redesigned room, it is not worth it to attempt this kind of rewiring on your own. It should almost go without mentioning that DIYing this type of project is inherently dangerous and could lead to some harmful results in the event of a mistake or accidental oversight.

3- Plumbing Issues

A leaky faucet or running toilet may seem like a straightforward problem, but oftentimes there is much more going on under the surface than meets the eye. If your initial attempt to fix the issue doesn’t produce results, it is probably time to call your local plumber for some help. Plus, doing this will most likely save you time in the long run, as it will thoroughly resolve the plumbing issue rather than slapping on a short-term fix.

4- Custom Blind Installation

Your gorgeous custom blinds definitely deserve to be professionally installed. When you decide to pursue the custom route, it is always a better idea to see your investment all the way through. Hiring a handyman that specializes in blinds and other window coverings will guarantee that your unique selections will not only function properly but will add a perfectly decorative touch to your home.

5- Extensive Landscaping

While cutting the grass or trimming down shrubbery may be within the parameters of your toolbox, extensive landscaping is typically a different story. If you have a vision of lush greenery, rose bushes and the like, it is worth it to hire a handyman that specializes in landscaping. Not only will he have an artful eye for what looks the best, but his skilled green thumb will know which plants and trees will thrive in your area and which won’t. It may be more of an expense, but you will end up with a gorgeously pristine outdoor haven for years to come.

6- Roofing Needs

The roof of your home is what shelters you and your family — and all of your belongings — from the natural elements, including wind, rain, sleet and snow. Whether your roof has areas that have rotted or have become damaged by water, this is one job that is better left in the hands of a professional. You certainly don’t want any exterior damage affecting the interior of your space and becoming an even larger issue. Plus, with the added element of height, you don’t want to risk the safety of yourself or a loved one.

7- Large-Scale Paint Jobs

Painting may sound like a therapeutic activity to some, but it can quickly become an overwhelming project depending on the surface area of the job. If you need several large rooms painted or a new paint job for the outside of your house, you may want to consider the time commitment this will entail should you do it yourself. Often, it is much less stressful to forego doing this on your own and instead call a handyman for the project. Nothing is worse than spending your weekends painting only to have it still look like a mess in the end. A handyman will make it look crisp and beautiful in much less time.

In the end, while there are certain jobs that are very possible as DIY projects, you will be glad that you left it to the professionals in these seven cases. No one wants to put in hours upon hours of time, only to realize that they should have called a handyman all along! Putting investments into your house now will save you a lot of headaches in the future, while also guaranteeing a home that looks and feels as beautiful as the day you moved in — or better!

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