In today’s DIY (Do It Yourself) environment, many people are attempting to take on home improvement projects. These projects have always previously been almost exclusively relegated to professionals. However, the thrill of taking on and completing projects – coupled with anticipated cost savings, are two of the most prominently noted advantages of this trend. In some cases, “DIYers” experience high degrees of success, often leading them to the next project on their DIY list. This blog details the reasons why you should carefully reconsider the DIY option when planning for kitchen cabinet installation and beyond. Let’s uncover the pros and cons together.
In the case of kitchen cabinet renovations and replacements, the technical expertise and tools required are essentials. More importantly, of the quality of the finished project on the home’s ultimate appearance (and value), make it advisable to trust a professional. Several significant advantages of hiring a professional are noted as well!
Pros of Working with a Professional Cabinet Installer
- Experience and Expertise – Professional cabinet installers have extensive experience and expertise in handling various kitchen layouts and cabinet types. They know how to measure accurately and deal with unanticipated irregularities in walls and floors. Ultimately, ensuring that cabinets are installed correctly and securely.
- Quality Workmanship – A professional installation is accompanied by a high degree of workmanship. Properly installed cabinets not only look better but also function optimally and will last far longer.
- Time and Efficiency – Installing kitchen cabinets can be a time-consuming process, especially for those who are inexperienced. Professionals can complete the task efficiently, saving you valuable time that you can dedicate to other tasks or time with family.
- Tools and Equipment – Professional cabinet installers have access to specialized tools and equipment that most homeowners simply don’t have in their garages or toolboxes. This makes the installation process smooth and more precise.
- Safety – Kitchen cabinets can be heavy and cumbersome. Professionals have the experience and equipment to handle cabinets safely, reducing the risk of accidents or injuries that might occur during a DIY installation.
- Warranties – Reputable cabinet installers often provide warranties for their work. If any issues arise after the installation, you can rely on their support to address and resolve the problems. Adjustments to doors and/or drawers that don’t close smoothly after a few months of use are good examples of warranties that would result in the professional installer returning to your home to make necessary adjustments – free of charge.
- Design and Customization – Professionals can assist in creating custom kitchen cabinet designs that meet your specific needs and design styles. They can offer valuable advice and ensure the cabinets fit seamlessly within your kitchen layout. Fabricating a cabinet’s width or height to make it a perfect fit is an example of customizing that can be done on site with little impact to the desired result.
- Compliance with Building Codes – In some areas, there may be required building codes that must be followed during kitchen cabinet installations. A professional installer will be aware of these requirements and will ensure that installations are done according to the codes and statutes of the profession and your municipality.
- Resale Value – A professionally installed and well-designed kitchen can significantly enhance the value of your home. Potential buyers are more likely to appreciate a kitchen that is expertly crafted and aesthetically pleasing.
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Cons of DIY Kitchen Cabinets
- Low Quality Result: We understand if you’re looking to save on cash for this renovation project. However, we must alert you that a kitchen cabinet installation is not the project to cut corners on. Overall, a kitchen cabinet installation that cuts corners is generally of inferior quality. Not to mention, it will be noticeable to home buyers and their home inspectors. So, it’s our recommendation to hire a professional in order to avoid reselling obstacles or design critiques in the future.
- Lack of Professional Experience: Mistakes and oversights during DIY installations can be costly. These also may become something the home owner has to endure for many years to come.
- Lack of Resources/Tools/Skills: Attempting a kitchen cabinet installation for the first time will likely be accompanied by a need to purchase or rent tools. Some of which you will not be experienced in using – adding to your overall cost and timeline.
- Safety Hazards: Additionally, incorrectly installed upper cabinets can pull away from the walls and fall to the ground. “Safety first” is a tried-and-true practice.
Undoubtedly, the DIY project era is here to stay. Taking on a project like DIY Kitchen Cabinets can be fun and fulfilling when it is completed successfully. However, attempting to install kitchen cabinets without a professional’s talent, experience, and tools could lead to costly mistakes and unsatisfactory results. Investing in professional installation will provide you with the best outcome.
Bucks County Cabinetry and Design has a team of highly skilled and experienced staff who can assist you with any questions. These can be related to either installing cabinets, designing, building, and making custom cabinets that are unique to you. We invite you to visit us, check out some of our previously completed custom kitchen designs or Contact us for more information!