There's all kinds of online instructions related to making your own kitchen island. If you're up for a carpentry project, it might be fun to copy one of those designs. However, there are key situations where you should definitely hire a professional.
1. You Don't Want the Island to Look Like a Pinterest Fail
On Pinterest, people can turn old shipping pallets into luxury patio furniture, make shipping containers into top notch houses, and create beautiful kitchen islands. If you are super crafty, you may be able to emulate those projects.
However, if it's your first attempt, you may end up with a "Pinterest fail." That's when you attempt a project, but disaster ensues. With the right sense of humour, that can be a funny experience, but it also ends up wasting your time and supplies. If you want the project to be successful, you may want to hire a professional.
2. You Need to Wire or Plumb the Island
Even if you feel confident about your building skills, you may want to turn to a professional if the island needs plumbing or wiring. Plumbing a sink into the island makes the space more usable. Outlets for appliances are also valuable.
3. You Want the Island to Match the Rest of Your Kitchen
An island that contrasts the rest of your kitchen can work perfectly, but for a seamless look, you may want an island that matches the rest of the kitchen perfectly. If you can find a premade island made by the designer of your cabinets, you may want to take that route.
Alternatively, you may want to hire a carpenter. That professional can look at your existing cabinets and countertops and customise the island so that it complements those elements.
4. You Need to Move Other Elements in the Kitchen
Does the breakfast bar need to be moved back? Do you need to put in pendant lights over the new island? Do you need to make other changes to your kitchen? Then, you may also want a carpenter or contractor to help you.
5. You Don't Want to Do the Work Yourself
The final choice just boils down to personal preference. If you don't want to spend hours or even days making a kitchen island, you may want to contact the pros. They can often do the work offsite so your kitchen stays useable, and then, they can bring in the island and do the finishing details in your house.
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