10 | 08 | 2013DIY Kitchen Remodeling
With all the home improvement shows on TV and the abundance of Home Improvement centers it’s no wonder so many people consider do-it-yourself kitchen remodels in Southeastern Massachusetts. Tackling such a project on our own offers us so much more than just a new kitchen. It’s an opportunity to add value to your home while at the same time it brings a sense of pride and accomplishment.
I’ve often found myself taking on projects outside my area of expertise. For instance, some automobile repairs seem rather easy and I never back down from a little challenge. So, I’ll go out to the auto parts store, buy the parts and head back to get my hands dirty. Sometimes it goes smoothly and other times I find myself scouring the Internet for instructions on how to get the job done. It’s those times I wish the auto parts store had an expert that would come to my home to help me move it a long a bit. It never happens though!
The same scenario can play out when you begin to install your new kitchen cabinets. You’ll get a set of plans and it looks simple, then you find the wall is not flat and both the ceiling and the floors are not level. The installation now has taken a turn toward the difficult side. Should I start with the wall cabinets or base cabinets? Where does this filler go and how wide should it be? How on earth will this crown molding work? These are some of the questions you will undoubtedly ask yourself.
Can it be done? Absolutely!
A successful DIY kitchen remodel begins long before the cabinet delivery. It begins with properly selecting a kitchen design showroom. At first a simple cash-and-carry seems logical, they have what you want and their prices are usually very competitive. However, these warehouses and lumber yards are not typically set up for consumer DIY project. They are accustomed to customers that do not need support post sale. As a homeowner tackling a kitchen remodel you will find they are not quick to jump in their car to drive over to help you through a problem.
That’s where a reputable local design showroom can pay dividends! There are many local showrooms in Southeastern MA that are geared toward the homeowner and the do-it-yourself. The knowledge and personal service you will receive is a valuable asset that should not be overlooked.
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