How to Plan a DIY Kitchen Remodel

By administrator On January 6th, 2009

A kitchen remodel is a surefire way to add value to the price of your home if you are planning to sell it. Even otherwise, a kitchen remodel may be the need for your house if you have neglected it for some time. Depending upon your comfort level and expertise with handling cutting, sanding, assembling, and finishing tools you can embark upon a kitchen remodel  – a do-it-yourself project that will not only spruce up your kitchen but also save you megabucks while you are at it.

You can cut down the remodeling costs by around 50% to 60% if you choose to go the DIY way for remodeling your kitchen. There is no dearth of resources for ideas on a layout for the kitchen. You can search online, refer home improvement magazines, ask friends, and check TV shows to get an idea on how to make the best use of the available space.

Once you have a sketch of the layout ready, plan a time-frame for the remodeling and work accordingly. Do not attempt things that you feel are beyond you. If replacing the kitchen door goes beyond your capabilities then by all means take help from an expert. If the job involves moving heavy appliances such as the refrigerator then get the neighbor to help you. Of course there will be many things that you will be able to accomplish with some grit and imagination – you might even develop a liking for the process and smells associated with something like refacing kitchen cabinets.

A few cool things that you can do to your kitchen to spruce it up include adding a kitchen island, changing the sink, adding new cabinets or refacing the old ones, changing the kitchen countertop, painting the kitchen walls, etc.

Remember the chief lures of opting for a DIY kitchen remodel are the satisfaction of getting things done by your own hand and the cost savings. Depending upon the level of remodeling you may have to avail the services of a finishing carpenter, plumber, or electrician.

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