Home Design

Common DIY Errors When Doing a Kitchen Makeover

When you want to take on your own kitchen renovations in Melbourne, the first thing you might think of is that you can probably just do it yourself, right? 

You may be able to, but there are some common errors DIY-ers do, that you just want to avoid. 

Lingering Design Problems

If your initial design is off and proportions are wrong, things aren’t functional and you actually don’t identify them, you’ve wasted a lot of money. So it’s best to have someone double-check your design. 

Get Measurements Right

 Accurate measurements are the backbone of any good building project. Even a tiny miscalculation can cause the whole project to go off the rails. Triple-check your measurements before you start cutting materials. 

Structural Changes Are Scary

Sometimes to get a renovation done, you need to remove walls and change plumbing. This shouldn’t be done by the layperson because you can accidentally cause structural issues and create potential safety hazards. 

Craftsmanship Matters

Getting your space to look professional means that you have to have years of experience. Otherwise, you can wind up with uneven cabinets, and bad tiling jobs and this then affects your kitchen’s durability. 

Time and Budget Matters

People who undertake a DIY renovation often underestimate the time and costs associated with their renovation, as it takes a lot of planning. Without this planning, unforeseen costs can add up and cause frustration. 

Resources Are Vital

If you want to do your DIY job right, you can’t possibly do everything yourself unless you’re a trained professional. Most regular people need to delegate and work with tradies such as plumbers, electricians and handymen to get the job done, and choosing these people will determine how good the final project is. 

Safety First

 Renovating the kitchen is not a safe task. The tools and materials you use mean that there can be health risks that you can be liable for if you don’t have the right insurance. 

Resale Ramifications

Don’t forget, that bad DIYs mean less resale value for your home, so measure the risk before you get started. 

Maybe Don’t DIY 

If the idea of getting all these things wrong is daunting, it’s best to just not DIY.  It might actually benefit you to use a company for your kitchen makeovers in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. This way, you can sit back and relax, while the experts at MW Homes handle it for you.