When The Time Is Right
Remodeling or refurbishing your kitchen can be a big step, and it can be costly. If you’ve got the energy and money to do some (or all) of the work yourself, you can save lots of money while still enjoying increased property value and the kitchen utility you intended.
There are many things you’re going to want to do to prepare for such a remodel. First, consider other remodels or upgrades you’ve approached in a DIY capacity, and what issues arose. For example, if you did a DIY deck remodel, you may have had to deal with the house’s exterior plumbing. You’ll have to deal with kitchen plumbing in most DIY kitchen remodels as well.
Where is the crossover between one DIY job and another? That crossover can save you a lot of time and aggravation. You additionally want to know what your costs are going to be.
Create a budget and then multiply it by two, and you should easily land in the range of such a ballpark estimate. If you always over-budget, then you’ll usually end projects under-budget.
The same is true regarding completion. A project that should take a month will often take two unless you’ve got some superhuman level of focus. If you’re really excited about doing a DIY kitchen makeover, take a look at this video:
Local laws and restrictions
It’s also integral that you understand what legal restrictions may exist in your municipality. Specific electrical solutions, specific building practices, and certain appliances may not be permitted.
Especially if you’re approaching a big remodel, you need to know the result won’t undermine property value by not having adherence to the code.
Working with known professionals
You can find some beautiful cabinet and cupboard remodeling solutions at this website, which confidently endorses their products and services: “We feel confident that you will enjoy your new kitchen as much as our previous customers and welcome any photos or comments you would like to forward to us.”
Contacting groups who make it their specialty to provide DIY kitchen remodeling solutions are likely to save you time and money simply through dint of experience. They’ve dealt with many clients like yourself trying to get things done and save money at the same time.
They can stop you from making mistakes you didn’t even realize you were about to make.
Property value increase
A kitchen remodel adds a lot of property value, but it also stands to be incredibly expensive if you don’t do it right. Still, you could expand the value of your premises by $10k or more, depending on the changes you make.
A wise choice might be consulting a real estate agent to get an idea what’s “hot” and what’s not. For example, green energy solutions seem to be especially relevant right now, and they additionally provide off-grid propensity for many properties.
That’s a selling point, and apt to increase the value of your residence by a considerable margin.
Your new kitchen
Always keep the goal of your finished project in mind if you’re attempting a DIY solution. Your biggest foe will most likely be you when you’re working in a solo capacity like this.
You need to know where you’re going and keep striving to get there so you don’t give up in the middle, hire a bunch of contractors, then get a more expensive job that doesn’t fit your vision.
That said, you may be surprised to find that many DIY jobs aren’t nearly so hard as you may have expected. A simple Google search will answer most questions, and from there it’s simply a matter of rolling up your sleeves and getting the job done.
How to best make use of your new kitchen – something different you might also like
Why not save yourself some money for the next room remodel and cook your own pizza? To get started just have your homemade pizza dough ready – all you need to do is roll it out and brush with some extra virgin olive oil. Spread it out on a baking pan that has been properly floured. Brush the pizza dough with some extra virgin olive oil.
After something a little bit different? Just smoking some mushrooms, eggplant, and peppers. Throw on your smoked veggies as well as a moderate amount of your favorite cheese. To get started on your vegetables throw some mushroom, eggplant & zucchini in the smoker.
Give them about 45 minutes but make sure you monitor them with a good, possibly the best Bluetooth meat thermometer, unless you like burnt veggies.