You just received your bonus and you decided to finally give your house that perfect painting and remodeling project, but should you do it yourself or hire a contractor?

These days, we feel that virtually everything is available on the Internet. Do you have any particular topic in mind? Just type it into Google or any other search engine, and you are presented with countless websites, such as blogs and photo/video sharing sites, with extensive discussions on that topic. With the Internet as our guide, we perceive that we can now do tasks which were previously left to the experts. Thus, the concept of “do-it-yourself,” or DIY, is growing popularity for those who would like to save a few dollars on paying vendors or service providers.

For your DIY home improvements, you can find an array of websites discussing how to paint, renovate, or remodel any part of your residential or commercial space. These sites will mostly contain step-by-step procedures and are sometimes accompanied by video instructions, expert tips and advice on doing the task, and checklists of the materials you will need. In short, all of the information you should know about your project can be found on the Internet.

You may find though that going through this wide selection of available tips and procedures is a bit overwhelming for first-time DIY home improvers. As they say, a little knowledge is dangerous. Before starting out on a renovation, you should spend considerable time on thoroughly understanding how to complete the particular type of project you have in mind. Read through available resources and weigh which tips or step-by-step procedures are most applicable for your project. If you do not prepare carefully for a project, you may end up quitting half-way through because you no longer have any idea how to continue or because you realize the project is actually harder than you originally thought and you cannot possibly do it.

On the other hand, if you want fewer worries in completing your home improvement project and are willing to shell out the extra dollars, there are a number of independent painting/remodeling contractors offering residential painting, residential remodeling, commercial painting, commercial remodeling, and other services. If you are looking for perfect painting and remodeling in your home, all you have to do is accurately describe the project, agree on a reasonable price, and let them do the rest for you. It is important, then, to carefully consider a trustworthy and reasonably-priced contractor to provide you with the perfect painting and remodeling job. For your own safety, one important factor to consider in selecting a painting or remodeling contractor is that the company should be certified by the U.S Environment Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA issued the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) on April 22, 2008.

This RRP Rule requires that “firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by EPA (or an EPA authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices”(source: www2.epa.gov/lead/renovation-repair-and-painting-program). You can visit the EPA’s website for a full listing of certified contractors per city. For those located in the Chicago area, you may want to try Perfect Painting and Remodeling Midwest Inc., which got its EPA Lead-Safe Certification last September, 2010.

So, should you dare to try that painting or remodeling yourself? Or should you call Perfect Painting and Remodeling? There are tasks around the house that you can carry out yourself without needing to call in a professional for help. But there are also home improvement projects which will be more efficient and cost-effective in the long run if entrusted to an independent contractor that is widely recognized in its field.  For help with your renovation, call Perfect Painting and Remodeling today.

Some more great links about Painting and Remodeling:

How to Paint Your Exterior with the Perfect Painting and Remodeling Method
How to Paint Like Perfect Painting and Remodeling
How to Achieve the Perfect Painting and Remodeling Project: DIY or Outsource?
How to Achieve a Perfect Painting and Remodeling Job for Your Walls
How to Accomplish a “Perfect Painting and Remodeling” Project
How to Enhance Your Home’s Image Through Perfect Painting and Remodeling
How to Repaint Your House and How Perfect Painting & Remodeling Can Help
Useful Advice from Perfect Painting & Remodeling
Perfect Painting & Remodeling: Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom
Perfect Painting & Remodeling: Solutions on a Budget

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