Kitchen Remodel: Hire a Pro or DIY?

To make your kitchen dreams come true, discuss everything with your kitchen remodeler.
To make your kitchen dreams come true, discuss everything with your kitchen remodeler.

If you’ve landed on our site because you’re thinking of remodeling your kitchen, and you’re not too sure if you should do it yourself, or should you hire a contractor, we can tell you that there really is no right or wrong answer. However, you do need to consider a few things: time, experience, and budget. These three important factors to be considered when weighing up your options for your kitchen remodel.


When it comes to hiring a professional or tackling your kitchen remodel yourself, time is an important deciding factor. If time is critical and your kitchen needs to be ready by a special date, then it’s best to hire a contractor who will work to a strict schedule. On the other hand you’ll be able to save money if you choose to DIY and time is not an issue.


Having remodeling experience is a great advantage if you decide to DIY. Because remodeling a kitchen only happens once or twice in a lifetime, most of our customers don’t have much experience. If you decide to DIY keep in mind that it could take longer than planned to complete the process. Especially if you need to hire someone to handle a situation. You may have to wait some time until they can get to you.


The biggest and deciding factor when it comes to deciding to DIY or hire is the budget. Of course hiring a contractor will be an added expense, but keep in mind this a professional who will pay great attention to every small detail. You will save money by DIY, but be sure to ask for help, if you need it. You don’t want to be spending more money on fixing mistakes.

If you’re in Kirkland or the surrounding area and are considering a kitchen remodel, let our designers at Innovative Kitchen and Bath help with your design and also guide you through the buying process. Just let us know how we can help.