The average kitchen remodel costs a staggering $25,000. That massive price creates conditions where many have to search for ways to cut costs.
Unfortunately, much of that cost-cutting comes at the expense of getting quality help which can breed issues down the line.
If you’re looking to save money on your kitchen remodel by taking a DIY approach to your work, we implore to at least hire a plumber at some point to opine on your project and assist with execution where needed.
Plumbers are pipe experts that can bring a tremendous amount of value to your project while asking little in return. Below, we share 5 clear reasons why having an expert on board to assist with kitchen plumbing during your projects is well worth it.
1. DIY Plumbing Creates DIY Disasters
It should come as no surprise that in today’s age of DIY renovations, home disasters are becoming increasingly common.
Occasionally, renovation snags result in funny mishaps like cabinet doors falling off. In other instances, problems like bad electrical work can destroy homes and lives.
While you’re not likely to cause a fire by doing a bad job managing your kitchen plumbing, you can cause thousands of dollars in damages. Mitigating that risk is as easy as hiring a plumber.
2. Plumbers Help With Planning
Before you break ground on your kitchen remodel, you need to have a good sense of where pipes are and where you can build. A plumber can go over your home’s blueprints with you or help you infer pipe positioning if you don’t have a blueprint.
That can streamline your job and help you avoid nicking or otherwise damaging pipes.
3. More Time to Focus on What You’re Good At
If you’re a talented painter or cabinet maker, focus your energy on managing those tasks rather than learning how to be a plumber.
Plumbers go to school for years to master their craft. The idea that you’ll be able to do their job by watching a handful of YouTube videos is optimistic at best.
Putting your energy into the DIY tasks you feel confident in rather than spreading yourself too thin will enable you to do your best work and will make your project a lot more fun.
4. Reduced Stress
Any time you’re spending tens of thousands of dollars on something, you’re going to get stressed out. Having professional help at the ready can reduce that stress.
In our estimation, that peace of mind is well worth the cost of a plumber.
5. Reasonable Cost
Speaking of cost, don’t assume how much it costs to hire a plumber until you get estimates. Whether you’re having them do physical labor or having them weigh in on quality sink options, you may be surprised by how affordable they can be.
Make a few calls and see what local professionals have to offer.
Hire a Plumber Before Adversity Strikes
A lot of people that try their hands at DIY plumbing during remodels end up calling a plumber down the line to bail them out of the trouble they cause. Our take on that is to preemptively hire a plumber which will save you money and hassle.
Hopefully, you agree!
Our team wishes you the best on your kitchen project and asks that you continue devouring the real estate content we have available on our blog!