Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Kitchen or Bath Renovation

You’ve likely heard the adage, “It never hurts to try” but when it comes to renovating or upgrading your kitchen or bath you might want to rethink those words. Doing it yourself (DIY) may not be as simple, painless, or cost effective as you imagine. Here are four advantages to working with professional Kitchen & Bath Designers (Pros):

#1 Knowledge

DIY: You can read hundreds of online blogs, read books, and watch how-to videos, but you’ll still be missing a key component: experience. Do you really have the time and financial resources to overcome a learning curve of this magnitude?

Pros: Professional Kitchen & Bath Designers have specialized training, experience, and ongoing education to stay on top of all the latest requirements and trends in the kitchen and bath industry. In addition, they consider such important aspects as ergonomics and multi-functional design. At Swartz Kitchens & Baths, we provide complimentary design services for your kitchen and bath renovation when you order your cabinetry, countertops, or fixtures from us.

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#2 Convenience

DIY: Do you enjoy the thought of driving around town – sometimes out of town – to meet with and oversee multiple suppliers and installers? Do you want to give up weeks of your free time to devote to your project? If you answered “no” to one or more of these questions, you probably don’t want to do it yourself.

Pros: Kitchen & Bath Designers can tailor your kitchen to your current needs yet make it adaptable for others – a key feature if you plan to sell your home in the future. They also coordinate the project from start to finish which includes ordering the materials and solving any of the unforeseen hiccups that are an inevitable part of any kitchen or bath renovation project. The result: smart design and experienced ordering which leads to a smoother installation and a satisfying end-result.

#3 Materials

DIY: If you’re doing it yourself, you’ll head down to the closest home improvement store to purchase your materials. Your choices of lumber, hardware and accessories are limited to what they carry and/or have in stock.

Pros: Swartz Kitchen & Bath Designers partner with quality vendors who offer an extensive array of unique, higher-end products and materials to meet every style and need.

#4 Cost

DIY: You will discover that actual savings may not be significantly lower (and sometimes end up costing more) than working with a professional kitchen and bath showroom. In addition, waiting for materials to go on sale will delay the completion of your project, while selecting the lowest-priced item on the shelf limits your choices.

Pro: Kitchen & Bath Designers understand that homeowners have budgets. By making sure you don’t waste your energy and blow your budget buying the wrong items, classically trained kitchen and bath designers can save you money. And because they can provide high-quality materials, a kitchen and bath design professional can create value for your lifestyle and a better long-term ROI.

Working with a professional Kitchen & Bath Designer means partnering with an experienced, trusted consultant who is going to work with you from start to finish; someone who can bring your ideas and wishes to life; recommend options that you never knew were possible; and help you achieve the very best results. To get started on your dream kitchen or bath renovation, contact us for an appointment with one of our professional Kitchen & Bath Designers.

Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Kitchen or Bath Renovation

You’ve likely heard the adage, “It never hurts to try” but when it comes to renovating or upgrading your kitchen or bath you might want to rethink those words. Doing it yourself (DIY) may not be as simple, painless, or cost effective as you imagine. Here are four advantages to working with professional Kitchen & Bath Designers (Pros):

#1 Knowledge

DIY: You can read hundreds of online blogs, read books, and watch how-to videos, but you’ll still be missing a key component: experience. Do you really have the time and financial resources to overcome a learning curve of this magnitude?

Pros: Professional Kitchen & Bath Designers have specialized training, experience, and ongoing education to stay on top of all the latest requirements and trends in the kitchen and bath industry. In addition, they consider such important aspects as ergonomics and multi-functional design. At Swartz Kitchens & Baths, we provide complimentary design services for your kitchen and bath renovation when you order your cabinetry, countertops, or fixtures from us.

Award-winning home in Linglestown, PA

#2 Convenience

DIY: Do you enjoy the thought of driving around town – sometimes out of town – to meet with and oversee multiple suppliers and installers? Do you want to give up weeks of your free time to devote to your project? If you answered “no” to one or more of these questions, you probably don’t want to do it yourself.

Pros: Kitchen & Bath Designers can tailor your kitchen to your current needs yet make it adaptable for others – a key feature if you plan to sell your home in the future. They also coordinate the project from start to finish which includes ordering the materials and solving any of the unforeseen hiccups that are an inevitable part of any kitchen or bath renovation project. The result: smart design and experienced ordering which leads to a smoother installation and a satisfying end-result.

#3 Materials

DIY: If you’re doing it yourself, you’ll head down to the closest home improvement store to purchase your materials. Your choices of lumber, hardware and accessories are limited to what they carry and/or have in stock.

Pros: Swartz Kitchen & Bath Designers partner with quality vendors who offer an extensive array of unique, higher-end products and materials to meet every style and need.

#4 Cost

DIY: You will discover that actual savings may not be significantly lower (and sometimes end up costing more) than working with a professional kitchen and bath showroom. In addition, waiting for materials to go on sale will delay the completion of your project, while selecting the lowest-priced item on the shelf limits your choices.

Pro: Kitchen & Bath Designers understand that homeowners have budgets. By making sure you don’t waste your energy and blow your budget buying the wrong items, classically trained kitchen and bath designers can save you money. And because they can provide high-quality materials, a kitchen and bath design professional can create value for your lifestyle and a better long-term ROI.

Working with a professional Kitchen & Bath Designer means partnering with an experienced, trusted consultant who is going to work with you from start to finish; someone who can bring your ideas and wishes to life; recommend options that you never knew were possible; and help you achieve the very best results. To get started on your dream kitchen or bath renovation, contact us for an appointment with one of our professional Kitchen & Bath Designers.