Should You Save Money By Being Your Own GC?
The do-it-yourself way is great for approaching many home remodels, because good tutorials exist and so homeowners can tackle things like floor replacement that previously could only be done by skilled technicians. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should serve as your own general contractor for your home remodel. There are some advantages, such as saving money and having more control over the project, but there are also disadvantages like not having experience or the proper connections for a successful project.
- Being your own GC gives you complete control of all aspects of the project.
- Contractors have sources of subcontractors and building materials that you lack.
- If you’re going to be your own GC, start with a small job, such as remodeling the bathroom.
“Serving as your own general contractor for a major remodeling or building project can potentially save you tens of thousands of dollars.”