Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Kitchen Renovation

Author: Shelley Russell Mortgage Agent | | Categories: Mortgage Agent , Mortgage Broker , Mortgage Portability


When it comes to DIY, there are certain projects and places in your home you should leave to the professionals. Rooms that have the potential for high returns, such as the kitchen, should always be left to the pros. Completing work on your own may help you cut initial costs, but it will definitely look like you did it yourself and not in a good way. As an expert, Shelley Russell Mortgage Agent has written down why you shouldn’t DIY your kitchen renovation.

Lack of experience

Along with the knowledge to choose the appropriate materials, a pro has the experience and overall knowledge of renovating a kitchen that will help to keep the project on schedule, within your budget, and complete the work professionally. You do not have the experience to ensure a proper job with a good finish that is up to the safety codes. Your DIY project could turn into an absolute disaster, sometimes resulting in an uncompleted project that is way over your set budget.

Do-overs are expensive

You can be mid-project and run into an issue outside of your skill set. Now you’re stuck searching for a professional who can help, but the cost is now higher as you are paying a premium for that professional help. Additionally, if the job is not done right, you risk having to pay someone to undo and redo all your work. If you hire a professional from the beginning, you don’t need to spend your free time scraping walls or fitting cabinets, and you can always expect high-quality work and get real value for your money.

Do things right - Hire a professional

A lot of things can go wrong with a kitchen remodel. Depending on the scope of the renovation, there are potential plumbing, electrical and other utility challenges to deal with. If the kitchen remodel looks shoddy or unprofessional, that can be a turnoff to potential buyers. If work was not done up to code because you did it yourself, you might have to make expensive fixes. Hiring a licensed professional means less risk and overall less cost. In order to get it done right, you need to hire a licensed carpenter, plumber, and electrician. Licensed and insured professionals make sure the work being done is all above board and permitted.

If you are looking for a mortgage broker in Windsor and Toronto, Ontario, reach out to me at Shelley Russell Mortgage Agent. For most people, their mortgage represents the largest purchase they will ever make, and their home is generally their most significant asset. That’s why a mortgage plan is so important. The right mortgage plan can protect you from a financial downturn, save you thousands of dollars, and help build your wealth over time. I am confident that I can help get you into the mortgage that suits your needs.

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