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A DIY Kitchen Remodel is super overwhelming but it’s also totally worth it!! You’ll save a ton of money by doing everything yourself!! You’ll also have so much confidence in your abilities and feel confident to make updates as problems arise.
I used to think that I couldn’t do a job as good as a professional but since then I’ve change my viewpoint. I’m not as good as a professional obviously but the pro’s aren’t always perfect either. They make mistakes too sometimes, it happens. My friends hired a company for their kitchen remodel and were super mad when they started having issues a few month later. Understandably because they spent a ton of money working with that contractor! Luckily if I make mistake, I’m normally just out a little cash and a few hours of work.
One thing I’ve learned is that it’s okay to make mistakes. Everything can be fixed or redone. So for example, I tried to texture our walls and after a full day of hard work I realized I was in over my head. My walls looked like crap! There’s always a solution to a problem though. I had two options to fix my wall texturing: I could sand down my terrible attempt at texturing to make the walls flat or I could hire a company to fix my mistakes. We ended up hiring a company for a few hundred dollars and they fixed all of my mistakes in two hours!
Another lesson I’ve learned is that I can’t be a perfectionist. There are errors in my work and it drives me crazy, but no one else will ever notice those tiny mistakes. My friends aren’t coming over to check how I attached the face frame of my cabinets or inspecting my backsplash with a level. I just have to learn to “let it go” (you know you have to sing that).
If you’re nervous about your DIY Kitchen Remodel, I recommend you start with one project that looks semi-easy and just focus on that project. I hadn’t done half of these projects before our DIY Kitchen Remodel. I would pick a project, read all about it online, and then dive in. Then I’d pick my second project and do the same thing. Baby steps y’all!!
Here are all of our DIY Kitchen Remodel Projects for you to reference and learn from: