Why I Don’t Do DIY Renovating
I have done my fair share of DIY renovating. I have been the DIY queen for a few decades. It took me a while to figure out that if you are a professional renovator, DIY drags you down. And that is why I don’t believe in doing it yourself.
The 3 Drawbacks Of Doing It Yourself
- If what you can achieve on a project is based entirely on what you alone can do, you will burn yourself out. Your time as a renovator will be short-lived.
- If you are slogging it out doing DIY renovating, do you factor in the cost of the time it takes you to complete a project? When you pay a tradesman to do the work for you, you make sure there is enough money to pay him. When you do it yourself, you are probably not so diligent about that. You can end up doing the work and not getting paid for it.
- Having your own business is meant to allow you to have time for the things that are important to you. For me, that is my family. The whole reason I renovate is so that I can have a great quality of life.
The Impact Of DIY Renovating On Quality Of Life
My version of a quality life is having the flexibility and freedom to be able to do what I want when I want. When I need to spend a day with my family I do just that.
When you are working hard to do all the labour yourself and you have to finish the painting by the end of the week, you feel pressured to keep working. Everything else in your life has to come second.
If you have factored in a painter to do all the painting on the project for you, you will have the freedom to spend your time as you please. Obviously you will still need to supervise, but you can do that when it suits you. To grow your profits you may need to reorient your time and focus, so be careful to not let DIY renovating kill your profits.
DIY is fun to start with and you are full of enthusiasm. But it is time-consuming and back-breaking, and it becomes tedious. That is why I don’t believe in DIY renovating. ~ Bernadette