Thinking of Doing It Yourself? You Might Want to Reconsider.


For East Tennessee homeowners, ideas for remodeling your home come from many places. Maybe you toured a realtor’s open house last weekend and saw some features you really like. Or the latest issue of a home improvement magazine arrived in the mail and sparked your imagination. Or you took a trip and were impressed with updates at the B&B where you recently stayed.

We’re constantly exposed to stimulating ideas that make us want to update our daily surroundings. It’s definitely good for your outlook and attitude, and it can also be good for increased value and re-sale.

Some improvements are obvious and easy to do. A fresh coat of paint with a new vibrant color can add life to a dull room. Replacing hardware on the kitchen or bathroom cabinets is a simple task that can help make the room look different and better.

Other improvements can be more complex and require the services of a professional. Replacing worn carpets with wood floors or tile can make a huge difference. Stripping and refinishing existing hardwoods provides a modern, fresh look. New countertops can dramatically alter the look of an aging kitchen. Redoing tile in an older shower or adding a new vanity and stylish lighting can bring a bathroom back to life.

Or maybe the job is even bigger—like adding another room or extra bath. This adds more square footage, increased livability and added value to your home. This is definitely a job for a professional. Removing walls is often a viable option to creating a larger space or an open floor plan, but before you start swinging that sledgehammer, verify the wall isn’t load-bearing.

That’s why we say: “Thinking of Doing it Yourself? Think Twice.” Professional contractors with a proven track record and a list of satisfied customers guarantee their work. Your house is likely your largest investment. Protect that investment by trusting the pros.


The professionals at Garrett Construction can remodel your home just the way you envision—without hassle and within budget. Under the experienced leadership of Matt Garrett, Garrett Construction and Roofing has been serving the East Tennessee area since 2005. We are a licensed General Contractor and our general services range from full residential and commercial construction projects to remodeling, painting, drywall, roofing and gutters. We also help with disaster recovery with experienced teams available to address fire and water damage.