It takes a certain skill level to successfully complete do-it-yourself home improvement projects. One common mistake many people make is attempting projects well beyond their abilities. They might see a home improvement show on TV and think redesigning their entire kitchen with DIY cabinets is not that difficult. However, there are many aspects to a complete kitchen remodeling project which need to be carefully weighed. Before you start ripping out cabinets, countertops, and your appliances, take the time to sit down and create a project design template and plan.
Your project design template and plan helps you determine whether you are capable of completing every single task needed to fully remodel your kitchen. Start by creating a floor plan of your current kitchen layout and design. Measure everything in your kitchen, including openings, locations, and sizes of windows, countertops, and kitchen cabinets, and then record the measurements on the floor plan. Next, create a second floor plan on how you want to remodel your kitchen and consider the following questions:
- Are you moving the location of your kitchen sink and/or appliances?
- Do you have the ability to run new water lines to the new locations?
- Are there existing electrical connections in the new locations, or do you need to have new outlets installed or current ones moved?
- Do you need to remove or install new walls?
For these tasks, retaining the services of a qualified contractor is highly recommended, to ensure new water lines, electrical outlets, and wall conversions meet building codes and safety guidelines.
In addition, your new floor plan can be used to help you choose the right size and style of DIY cabinets. You are able to submit your plan, along with your preferred cabinet styles, to receive a complimentary quote and kitchen design plan detailing the model number and quantity of each cabinet you need to remodel your kitchen. To receive your free kitchen design, call us at 855-929-8975 and speak to one of our kitchen design professionals today. In the event you determine kitchen remodeling is beyond your abilities, we will gladly provide you with a referral for an experienced contractor in your area.