Twinsburg, Ohio(February 8, 2016) – Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths has won “Best of Design” and “Best of Service” in the Best Of Houzz 2016 awards. Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths, a 40-year-old interior design firm, was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. (more…)
While most of our clients don’t ever struggle with this question, there are a few who, before hiring us, asked themselves: “Should I take on this remodeling project myself or should I pull in a professional?” The main concern of those who consider remodeling their kitchen or bathroom DIY is to save money: “Will it save me enough money to make it worth doing the work myself?”
To help you decide between hiring a pro or DIY, here are four questions to ask yourself.
1. Am I redecorating or remodeling?
If the space layout is remaining the same and you want to update your look, you are more likely redecorating. But, if you are willing to “demo” your space and redesign your layout, you are remodeling. This is a simplification but an easy way to understand the scope of your project.
2. Am I willing to take on all the risk?
There is risk involved with the technical implementation of a remodeling project. Mistakes can be costly. Plumbing, electrical, ventilation and structural knowledge are essential. Are you familiar with the local building codes? What if an inspection fails? Will you be able to manage the correction? Will you know if a subcontractor is cutting corners? If you don’t hire a professional kitchen designer and remodeler, the risk is entirely on you.
3. Do I have the ability to design a layout that will address all the possibilities?
Hiring a kitchen designer and remodeler most certainly will open your mind to new possibilities. With their training and experience, they may suggest a space layout and design you hadn’t thought of. In a kitchen, appliance size, location and placement are crucial. In a bathroom, with its often tight space, door swing and plumbing locations are a priority. A trained professional will give careful attention to detail in order to ensure high quality design and functionality.
4. Do I have the resources to implement the design?
You will need to purchase new products: flooring, backsplash, cabinets, countertops, appliances and more. You will need to have the time to visit these suppliers, make final selections, order the product and arrange storage of the product until you are ready to start. Keep in mind, you will be the general contractor. That means you will need to manage and schedule all aspects of the project from conception to completion and manage the costs to stay within your budget.
With so much advice out there for DIYers, why should you choose to hire a kitchen or bath designer? They offer resources you may not have, mitigate risk you can’t afford, and share ideas you didn’t think were possible. A professional kitchen designer with experience in renovations will help you save personal time, avoid mistakes, budget wisely, and schedule the project realistically. Hiring a professional can do so much toward ensuring a successful project.
Twinsburg, Ohio (February 12, 2015) – Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths has been awarded Best of Houzz 2015 for Design & Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Our 39-year-old interior design firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a Best of Houzz 2015 badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.
“It’s an honor to receive the Best of Houzz award for the third consecutive year,” said Chip Tiber, owner and lead designer at Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths. “We are grateful to our clients and our Houzz community for their support and recognition.”
“Houzz provides homeowners with a 360-degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
About Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths
Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths is a design firm that specializes in creative and unique designs of kitchens, baths, custom closets, laundry rooms, home office, and open floor plans with attention to detail. In business for nearly 39 years, Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths has a wide range of design, sales, and construction experience. Certifications and licenses include Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Certificate, Bachelor of Arts in interior design, and an Ohio electrical license. For more information, visit www.studio76kitchens.com or follow Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths on Houzz at http://www.houzz.com/pro/studio76.
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. For more information, visit www.houzz.com