Instead of tackling large DIY projects like kitchen or bathroom remodels on your own, look to a professional designer instead. Tackling your own kitchen or bathroom remodel could be a nightmare. Wasted time, wasted money, and wasted resources are just a few of the unfortunate circumstances you’ll face. A professional will bring a lot of benefits to the project plus, because they’re outside of it, they will be able to help you find a great balance between what you need and what you want. Here are just a few of the reasons it’s a great idea to hire a kitchen or bath designer before beginning on your in-home project.
Expertise: We all would like to think we’re an expert at everything. In the age of the Internet, it’s pretty easy to learn all about things you don’t know. However, home remodeling is very difficult to learn on the Internet. There’s simply too much at stake. Instead, hire someone who is a certified expert in remodel or design who can help you execute your vision. These individuals have not only taken courses to hone their skills (check out these great photos from San Francisco Design Week) they also know all the tricks and have lots and lots of practice.
An Ability to Look Beyond: You’re close to your kitchen or bathroom remodel. After all, it’s your kitchen or bathroom–and that’s totally okay! The problem is that when you’re close to a project, you can’t always see what needs to be done. Instead, you tend to focus on what you want. By hiring a kitchen or bathroom designer, you’ll avoid the “I Want It” pitfalls, but you’ll still get a beautiful, functional design.
Save Money: This one might seem a little silly. After all, if you hire a kitchen or bathroom designer, won’t you have to pay him or her? Yes, you will. However, when you hire a good designer, they’ll be focused on helping you stay both on task and in budget. Designers have a lot of contacts in the home remodeling world. They can help you find the best deals and prices for materials–perhaps even better than what you could find on your own. Uniqueness in your kitchen or bathroom design isn’t always about how much you have in your budget–it’s about spending your budget wisely.
Make Someone Else Worry About the Details: A remodel is a lot of work. It might seem like it’s just about picking the right color granite countertops, but then you have to worry about matching a lot of other colors. Paint colors, cabinet colors, cabinet hardware colors, glass colors, tile colors, and grout colors. There’s placement to consider, new wiring, lighting, switching, plumbing...the list goes on! This is often where doing it yourself becomes overwhelming. So why be overwhelmed? A professional designer will help take care of all of these details for you, and ensure your sanity stays in check.
When you hire a professional designer, you’ll bring a lot of value to your kitchen or bathroom remodel. The next time you decide to remodel a room in your home, hire a professional to help. You won’t regret it.
For more advice on why hiring a design expert is the way to go, view this great blog from NKBA.
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