5 Advantages of Hiring a General Contractor for a Home Renovation

General Contractor for Luxury Home Renovation

So you want to do some renovations in your home? Maybe you want to do some cosmetic updating, change the layout to make your space more functional, or take care of some household repairs. Renovating a home is a big undertaking, and likely quite a large investment for you. For the DIY-er, it’s important to know what to not do. Some jobs should be left to professionals. Even if the project costs more money than it would if you did it yourself (or that family member that has offered to help out), it’s worth the peace of mind.

Why Hire a General Contractor for a Home Renovation?

There are many advantages for hiring a general contractor rather than subcontracting out the work yourself or using people you know that do side jobs.

Hiring a general contractor for your home renovation is like hiring a wedding planner for your big day- they take care of all the details of hiring the right people to get the job done and their knowledge in the field is invaluable to you. Sure, you could take care of the details yourself- but if you do, you’re taking on a huge headache and maybe even a risk without them.

5 Advantages of Hiring a General Contractor

  1. A general contractor is your source for EVERYTHING.

A general contractor offers services in everything that you need for a home renovation. You simply tell them what you need, and they will do all of the arranging, coordinating and scheduling to get your project finished in a timely manner. Instead of having to communicate with several different people, all information will be filtered through the general contractor. They will be your one source of contact and they will communicate with the subcontractors.

  1. A general contractor offers design services. 

You may have an idea in your mind about what you want your home to look like, but a general contractor will be able to help create a plan and design for what you need. For instance, they will know what it will take to safely tackle big projects like taking down walls or adding square footage. They will make sure that everything is up to code. Their expertise is crucial for a successful home renovation, because they will likely see trouble spots you can’t see yourself.

  1. A general contractor is insured. 

If something goes wrong during a renovation, and you’re doing it yourself, you’re responsible for the damages. On the other hand, if you use a general contractor, everything will be covered if a problem arises because general contractors have liability insurance. If you have several different projects going on and different handymen working on them, you’re taking a big risk. With one insured general contractor over the entire project, you’re in a safer position.

  1. A general contractor gets the job done more quickly. 

If you try to take care of renovations yourself, you’ll spend most of your time researching and teaching yourself how to do the project, purchasing the right tools, and playing a game of trial-and-error. This means that your project will take much longer to be completed. When you use a general contractor for your home renovation, they will know when to schedule subcontractors to come in and complete jobs, making the entire process more efficient.

  1. A general contractor is licensed and qualified. 

Different states have different requirements, so it’s important to make sure you choose a contractor licensed in your state to avoid a renovation nightmare. A licensed builder is experienced with processing permits, inspections, and will know what has to be done to meet code requirements. Plus, you will likely get better construction loan terms and options from banks if you choose to work with a licensed general contractor. You will also want to make sure you get a warranty, which is only available through a licensed and insured general contractor.

We love working with clients and talking about their dream home. At Lynch Construction Group, we turn dreams into plans and will work with you to create a space that reflects your personal style and preferences. Give us a call at 225-751-8898 to speak with us about your home renovation ideas today!

Comments

  1. For me the most important is the time that a contractor can save me. I like doing home renovation by myself but this requires lots of free time which cannot be done when you are at a full time job.

  2. My wife and I would like to have a good portion of our home remodeled soon, so this article was really helpful. I liked how you pointed out that I ought to hire a general contractor since they have proper insurance for any damages that may occur. To me, this would definitely be helpful since I don’t really trust myself to undertake a renovation without damaging something myself.

  3. These tips are more than helpful that I imagined. I tried renovating my kitchen 2 years ago and it was a disaster. It is always best to consult a professional. Thanks!

  4. Thanks for sharing your article about the advantages of hiring a general contractor for a home renovation. I like that you talked about how general contractors can do the job efficiently because they have the right knowledge on when they can schedule subcontractors to help with the renovation. I’m thinking of remodeling our house to give it a different glow in a timely manner. Holidays are coming, and it’s important for me to get the job done on time because I’m expecting a lot of visitors. Hiring a professional contractor will indeed be a big help for me.

  5. My wife and I are wanting to renovate our kitchen next year, but we aren’t sure where to start when it comes to hiring a general contractor. I like that you mention how a general contractor can schedule and coordinate every part of the project in a timely manner. Having someone to keep us on schedule and find builders sound really useful. Thanks for sharing.

  6. We want to have our kitchen renovated, so this is great. Hiring a contractor to help us get it done makes sense, especially since we can get all of the needed stuff through them. That’d save us a ton of time in the long run.

  7. I like how you said that hiring a remodeling contractor will make the work go more quickly because of the use of subcontractors. My husband and I want to renovate our kitchen to make it a little bit larger. We don’t have many skills that could be used to do that, so it would be a much better idea, it seems, to hire someone to do it for us.

  8. It’s great that you’ve mentioned how a good contractor is able to get your remodeling done faster with the help of subcontractors that they can contact to complete the necessary job. I’m planning to have my kitchen remodeled but I don’t want the process to take too long before it’s finished. I’ll have to get in touch with a kitchen remodeling service provider so that they can get into the process faster with the help of its network of suppliers and service providers.

  9. I am going to renovate my house soon and I was very confused initially that how would I start my project, but after visiting your blog I came to know from which I should start. It is truly helpful for me, after knowing about the benefits of hiring a contractor; I will surely go with it. Thanks a lot for this wonderful post.

  10. It is so great that a contractor can help create a plan and design for what I would need when I remodel. That is something that is super important to me so that we can execute things correctly. Having a disaster of a home is not in my plan, so I need a contractors help.

  11. You are totally correct that if we try to do renovations ourselves then we will spend most our time teaching ourselves how to do it. Not to mention that we have a job to do as well, this is a contractors job. A remodeling contractor could really help out when it comes to redoing the interior of our house.

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