DIY Kitchen Cabinets Versus Hiring a Carpenter

Attractive young adult couple looking at house plans.We live a fast-passed life. With everything you’re doing, the kids, and the world in general, we just don’t have the time to do the things we want, let alone something we don’t want to do. That’s why you think DIY kitchen cabinets might be a heck of a hassle. Why not just hire someone to put them together and keep your weekend open? While it may be easier to just hire someone, there are many reasons why doing it yourself is really the best way to go. It might take you a little longer than a professional, but it’s well worth the effort.

Keep the Cost Low

Perhaps the biggest reason for doing it yourself is the overall cost. You put a budget together when you start the research for new kitchen cabinets, but did you include the cost of having someone put them together? Maybe, maybe not. If you didn’t, then you’re looking at several hundred dollars more. If you did, then the money you budgeted for that could have gone to buying better or more ornate cabinets.

Renovations and new construction are expensive by themselves, but adding in the costs of installation by professional and accredited carpenters is expensive. Instead, save that money and do the job yourself. You’ll end up with nicer cabinets and the time investment of doing it yourself is minimal.

Pride in Your Work

It’s never easy to spend money on something you could probably do yourself. When your sink clogs and you call a plumber, he takes five minutes to unclog the drain, and you’re left holding the bill. RTA cabinets are designed to be easy to put together. If you have even a little experience with tools, then you’ll be able to do it.

Imagine getting these boxes of cabinets and spending your Saturday putting them together and hanging them in your kitchen. There’s no bill. There’s no haughty professional smiling as he writes out the bill. It’s just you. You did that. Every time you walk into your kitchen, you can take pride that you put the cabinets up. It’s a pride that will last as long as you have them. Whether you installed expensive or inexpensive kitchen cabinets, it’s a job well done.

Eliminate Uncertainty

Anyone who has waited for the cable guy knows that delivering a service is a fluid activity. They say they’ll be there at 2 p.m. and end up showing up at 1 p.m. the next day. While you can make plans with a professional carpenter, you can’t guarantee they’ll be able to make it at the time allotted. They may call you or they may not. Meanwhile, you’ve got an unfinished kitchen. It could be anything. Perhaps an earlier job ended up being more involved or they had car troubles on the way. The reason doesn’t matter. They’re not going to be there. This is not a worry when you do it yourself. You know exactly when you can start and that’s one less worry you have.

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