To DIY or Not to DIY
July 15, 2014
These days it’s easier than ever to not only learn how to do your own kitchen renovation, but to get every possible fixture, material, tool, and accessory you could ever need to get the job done. The DIY home remodeling industry is big business, and big box remodeling franchises like Lowes and Home Depot are more than willing to provide all the tools and tips any intrepid home reno warrior might want to get the job done.
The bigger question, though, is… should you?
Given enough time and money, yes, you could theoretically learn enough to do any job you set your mind to. But there’s a reason you haven’t yet: you’re busy doing other things. Can you learn enough to do a passable job? Sure. Are you willing to fix any mistake as it presents itself? Probably. But do you really want to spend the rest of your life preparing and eating every meal in a poorly designed, shoddily built, piecemeal kitchen?
Hiring a home remodeling contractor for spot work like kitchen or bathroom remodeling is a great way to make sure the job is done right, the first time. Rather than hoping you’ve learned enough to do a “good enough” job, you can rely on their years and years in the remodeling business to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and, well, professionally.
In fact, you can even get more specific, and hire a designated kitchen remodeling contractor. Kitchen remodeling contractors spend their weeks, day in and day out, working on nothing but kitchens. They’ve seen every kind of kitchen you can imagine and a dozen more that you can’t. They’ve paid their dues, learned the ropes, honed their skills… whatever cliche you want to use, they’ve done it, and they have the expertise to give you exactly the kitchen you’ve been dreaming about.
There are two kinds of kitchen remodeling stories: success stories and cautionary tales. Don’t let your DIY project serve as an inadvertant warning to others. Hire a kitchen remodeling contractor, and start enjoying your space again.