Renovations ~ Carpentry

p: 905-682-2216
c: 905-348-2216

43 Lakeshore Rd.
St.Catharines, ON
L2N 2T2

Kitchen Renovation DIY

When you are planning a kitchen renovation it is best to first have a good sense of how far you are going to take it. If you only change countertops or backsplash you may get away with looking after it yourself and hiring the countertop company or the ceramic tile installer. Normally under those circumstances the only other person you may need is a plumber or an electrician. This is of course under ideal circumstances. Most of the time the ideal circumstances don't present themselves and you are left scrambling to deal with situations that you are not familiar with.

When you start a project, the rule of thumb is, count on extra expenses that creep up on you as the project progresses. The most common thing to do is to add on the "might as wells" to the project since you have things disturbed at the time. This might consist of; "might as well" change the floor, or, "might as well" buy a new larger fridge, or, "might as well" open up a wall to create a larger space. Your do it yourself project has just gotten the better of you and is now unmanageable.

All of these situations are a nightmare for an owner to deal with but just part of a days work for a knowledgeable contractor. He will have the ability to determine what will be affected by the changes proposed and how to deal with them. He will also be able to schedule the work properly so that it all runs smoothly and quickly. You may feel that you are saving money by doing it yourself, but just one wrong decision might mean hundreds or thousands of dollars spent rectifying the situation.

It is always better to do the job right the first time and enjoy the renovation without the stress of having to deal with jobs that are not exactly as you pictured them or have cost you a small fortune to repair. Hire a reputable contractor and enjoy the experience from start to finish.