With the popularity of remodeling television shows and blogs, a do-it-yourself project might sound appealing. But how can a homeowner be sure that taking on a DIY kitchen remodel is a good idea? The National Association of the Remodeling Industry offers several questions to consider before starting a project:
- Does the homeowner have the expertise needed for the project?
- What about tools? Does the homeowner own the needed equipment, or will tools need to rented or purchased?
- Does the homeowner have the time needed to start the project and carry it through to completion?
- Will the homeowner require another person’s assistance? If so, does that person have the availability to help?
- Are there any safety risks involved in this project?
- Does the project require knowledge of local building codes?
- Where will the materials needed for the project come from?
- Is the project an attempt to save money? If so, will the homeowner’s time investment outweigh the potential cost for a professional to complete the project?
For more help deciding whether to take on a DIY project, visit www.nari.org/consumers/homeowner-resources/diy-or-hire-a-pro/.