Why You Shouldn’t Attempt DIY Kitchen Remodeling

Author: Mike Jensen Interiors. | | Categories: Kitchen Countertops , Kitchen Remodeling , Kitchen Renovation , Outdoor Kitchen Remodeling


DIY or do-it-yourself activities are a great test of creativity and an excellent opportunity to overcome economic constraints. Construction and renovation projects can also be a therapeutic or fun leisure activity. However, as the DIY craze catches on and with more information about different technical jobs readily available on the internet, many believe almost any home improvement project can be completed swiftly and economically as a DIY, even complex projects like bathroom redesign, flooring installation, and kitchen remodeling.

Suppose you’re redoing your kitchen or home and plan on undertaking the entire project on your own. In that case, you have a lot to consider before buying the necessary materials and renting equipment. To give you an idea of how bad things could get, the experts at Jensen Interiors have covered the consequences of doing interior redecoration work on your own and without proper training or complete knowledge of the job.

1. Safety hazards
Kitchens play a crucial role in the functioning of a home. Additionally, they use gas or electricity for cooking, water hooked up to a dishwasher to wash up, and multiple appliances that require product-specific expertise and professional training to install. The many intricacies of kitchen design make DIY kitchen remodeling a rather bad idea as it leaves you open to electrical problems and gas and water leaks that can be hazardous for you and even damage your home.

2. Additional out-of-pocket expenses to rectify
Apart from obvious safety concerns, DIY kitchen renovation and remodeling can also have significant financial implications. You see, for a professional, it is often not as simple as pick up where you left off. For example, unless the entire kitchen area is correctly leveled, lined up, and straight, a professional may need to start from the beginning to rectify the issue. Out-of-pocket costs for repairs can begin at twenty thousand dollars and go all the way up to fifty thousand dollars, depending on the scale of the project and damage done.

Do things right - Hire a professional
When attempting DIY kitchen renovation or remodeling, unless you have the right equipment, task-specific knowledge, and experience with construction and kitchen design, it is often wise to choose a professional to complete kitchen renovation or remodeling.

Another reason for going with a professional for your kitchen remodeling projects is in most states, apart from just the knowledge to do the job, you require licensing, certification, and insurance. Similarly, professional assistance from a residential contractor ensures that the renovation is above-board and up to code, pretty much guaranteeing that resale is not a problem in the future.

If you are concerned about the costs involved with hiring a professional renovation and remodeling service, this is understandable. But, if you think about the benefits professional assistance provides, they far outweigh the expenses. Additionally, shopping around for a few quotes and researching your local interior design options is sure to yield results that make these services affordable and highly convenient.

For the best kitchen, bath, and flooring contractors in Orlando, Florida, reach out to Jensen Interiors. We are an interior design showroom with over twenty years of experience and offer the most exquisite quality designs to residential and commercial customers. Our attention to detail and commitment to excellence enables us to ensure client satisfaction is unmatched by our competitors. Our interior design services are also top-quality and available across Belle Isle, Conway, Delaney Park, Edgewood, Hunters Creek, Lake Nona, Orlando, Williamsburg, Winter Park, and the surrounding areas.

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