General contractor or not

ttn0001August 16, 2010

I just bought an older home and plan to remodel the entire house before moving in. Should I hire a general contractor or be my own general contractor and find pros to do the job? I'm on a tight budget to do the follow on a 2600sqft one-story house.

-Remove popcorn ceiling and smooth walls/ceilings

-New wood floors

-New windows

-Trim/base boards

-Entire kitchen remodel(new cabinets,add island,new tiles, counter-tops,appliances)

-3 entire bathrooms to remodel(new tube,sink,toilet,counter-tops,tiles)

-Changing all int. doors

-Recess lighting all around

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sierraeast

Your first project is to have a sample of the acoustic,(popcorn) cieling tested for asbestos if the house is early 1980's or older.

How much time do you have to dedicate to the project? Even with a G.C. you are going to need to make time to be involved, but typically, a reputable G.C. has reputable subs they use and are familiar with. By O.B'ing, you are going to haver to seek out reputable subs and be on top of them let alone all the many other time consuming chores such as permitting, material takeoffs, inpspection schedules, etc.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 10:35AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Acting As My Own GC, Missing One Peice of the Puzzle
I am doing a kitchen renovation. I won't be moving...
homechef59
Laying tile without cement board?
We pulled some tile up in several spaces. The tile...
nostalgicfarm
Bad Countertop Fabrication
Hello, Hoping to get some advice/opinions! We just...
diynola
Shaker style question
What are y'all's opinions on Shaker style cabinetry....should...
janelor
Build an Addition, Move, or Stick it out?
We live in a land-locked area with high real estate prices....
neverlandpirate
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™