Myth vs. Fact: I Can Do It Myself For Less

If you didn’t know how to swim, would you dive head-first into a swimming pool, without first knowing the depth of the water?

Many homeowners underestimate the amount of time a project requires, as well as how much it will ultimately cost.  They also overestimate their knowledge or put their trust in salespeople or unlicensed contractors. This all leads to drowning in unexpected costs
and big headaches.

Design professionals bring with them a tried-and-true process that they have developed
over many years, as well as a network of reliable contacts who have a vested interest in making you happy.

You won’t need a lifeline if you start out with proper planning.
A Certified Kitchen and Bath designer knows how to guide you in making the best decisions, develop a comprehensive budget that fits your financial comfort level, and who will manage your project from inception through construction to completion.

Renovating your kitchen or bathroom without the guidance of a design pro
is like jumping into the deep end of a strange swimming pool without knowing how to swim:
you don’t know what you’re in for until it’s too late and by then, you’re in over your head!

By | 2012-11-19T09:07:02-05:00 November 19th, 2012|Blog|2 Comments

About the Author:

Lynn M Masiello, CBD-CKD


  1. Cindy November 19, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Great advice, which is another benefit of a qualified designer.

    Another area of expertise is a designers ability to make a space flow. With so many choices in flooring, paint, tile, just to name a few, a qualified designer can create a harmonious space. I think it’s something few homeowners can successfully do own their own.

    Keep up the great work!

  2. LM Designs November 20, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Thank you Cindy. Sounds like you’ve had some positive experience working with designers. Glad to hear it & keep coming back to the blog!

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