Doing projects around your house to upgrade your kitchen can be both immensely satisfying and financially beneficial. However, some projects are a little too much for the average homeowner to take on themselves. Here, we’ll explain which projects are perfect for you to handle vs. which ones require the professional kitchen experts at BGE HOME.
DIY Projects You Can Handle In Your Kitchen
Looking to take on a project to improve your kitchen? Here are a few that are both easy for anybody to do and will help save you money in home repairs.
Installing a backsplash. This is an easy project that will not only make your kitchen look great, but can be done in a short period of time. By purchasing the tiles you want for your kitchen and installing them behind your kitchen workspace, you can add a pop of style to your home without having to pay for costly installation fees.
Resurfacing your cabinets. Resurfacing your cabinets can modernize your kitchen and add a new pop of style to your home. Since this is a fairly simple project, you won’t need to do any major renovating or bring in professional help—saving you in labor costs. Simply pick out the cabinet faces you want to install, and go through the process of affixing them to your cabinets.
Update your organization. By installing new organizers in your pantry, cabinets and drawers, you can improve your kitchens functionality significantly. This requires very little labor, and mostly requires you to think out how to organize your kitchen and what supplies you need to bring that to fruition.
Kitchen Projects That Require Professional Assistance
While there are many projects you can handle yourself as a homeowner, there are a few that you will want to bring in professional help for.
Gas work or any electrical work. If you’re planning on installing a gas range, adding electrical plugs, or re-arranging where your stove is, you likely need a professional to assist you. Any electrical or gas-related changes you want to bring to your kitchen requires professional assistance.
Significant carpentry work or wall removal. If you’re planning on installing a large kitchen island or expanding your kitchen by removing a wall, you likely want professional assistance from an expert. Your kitchen island requires careful planning and carpentry skills, while knocking down walls needs help from professionals to ensure you don’t structurally damage your house.