“Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them. “ – Aldous Huxley
Do-It-Yourself home remodeling projects begun with the best of intentions can soon turn into a nightmare due to lack of skill or knowledge. To humorously illustrate the point, here’s a quick montage of DIY Fails:
Mosby Building Arts hosts two different St. Louis radio shows that answers callers questions about home improvement and repair projects. Scott Mosby on KMOX and Rich Oris on 97.1FM try to educate home owners on the best way to tackle a DIY project, and they are honest about warning callers when a project is above their badge level. They even let you know when it’s above their badge level, referring callers to the appropriate professional.
This is not about discouraging DIY projects so the remodeling industry gets the work instead, but about your safety and keeping you from throwing money down the drain on a failed project.
Accepting when a project is outside your skill set can save you from this type of embarrassment:
A common belief is that DIY will save you money, and if you have the skills to perform it correctly, this is absolutely true. But one of the most common downfalls is properly planning every detail of a project. Planning is where the experience of a remodeling contractor like Mosby Building Arts becomes a cost-effective time saver.
Remodelers are prepared for horrors hiding behind a demolished wall and how to fix the problems. We set up job sites to be safe and clean for the crew and the homeowners. And each project is thought out in advance so it can be performed as efficiently as possible, because time is money for a contractor as well as the homeowner.
If you have ever experienced the horror of a DIY project gone wrong, or have any doubts about certain aspects of a project you’re thinking of undertaking, now is the time to call Mosby for home remodeling help. From consultation to design to planning and construction, we can keep you from appearing on YouTube:
Call the St. Louis Mosby Building Arts office at 314.909.1800 or contact us here.