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Kitchen Remodeling DIY VS. Hiring a Remodeling Company

Updated: Jul 15, 2020

If you are considering remodeling your kitchen you might be asking yourself if you can handle it on your own or if you should hire a professional.

If so, your biggest concern is probably the budget and yes, sometimes a DIY project can save you money.

Are you 100% sure about what needs to be done? If not, a remodeling company can help you determine the scope of work and provide you with valuable design considerations.

If your project consists of “simple” things as wall painting, new backsplash, maybe refinishing the cabinets and adding new hardware you should be able to handle it.

There is a lot of information online so take advantage of that and research a lot before you start as even the small things can turn out sloppy if you don’t take the time to follow all steps and be very detail oriented.

Are you replacing the cabinets and feeling confident that you can remove the old ones by yourself and assemble/install the new ones? Great! Keep in mind you can come across some problems during the way that professionals have the experience and ability to deal with, such as leaks, mold or mildew, or any other damage. If you are considering any change of layout of your existing kitchen that requires moving appliances, plumbing, or removing a wall definitely go pro and do not put yourself and your family in risk.

Getting new countertops like granite, marble or quartz? Unless you have all the right equipment, a fabrication space, some other people to help carry it and intermediate knowledge about it, do not do it yourself.

This is an example of where your DIY can end up costing more than a professional job, if you make a wrong cut, there may not be a margin for errors and you will need to buy a new slab and start all over again.

Another important thing to keep in mind is that a professional has the knowledge to provide you an accurate estimate of the entire project, while during a DIY project many forgotten expenses can come along.

If you have questions about your project feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist!

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