May is National Home Remodeling month and many homeowners are responding by gearing up for big projects. When faced with a more complex remodel, hiring a team of experienced professionals is often necessary. Whether you need a plumber and a designer for a new shower installation or an electrician and a carpenter to create a new home theater center, an expert team is your best bet for jobs that require more than one specialty.

When hiring a team, a homeowner has two basic options: drafting and leading a team on their own or hiring someone to take the lead, such as a general contractor. To find out the pros and cons of each method, we turned to our home experts, who have decades of experience working independently and in teams.
At the end of the week, we’ll provide a summary of all our expert’s opinions and include a few helpful tips for hiring your next home improvement team.