There are many things to consider before you begin a home renovation, like where to purchase the items for your upgrade and who will do the work.

Purchasing items online for remodeling or DIY projects may seem simple, however, there are a lot of things that many people overlook when trying to save a few dollars.

When purchasing items for an upgrade, you have several options. You can buy from a direct seller, or you can choose a professional design company like Christino Kitchens.

Home Renovation Items


Many appliances require additional items besides just the appliance itself. For example, hoods require not only the hood but a blower system, ducting and more. Ranges/Stoves require additional lines, pipes, etc. and in many instances, special tools and equipment are needed to install these items correctly.

Purchasing direct or from an established remodeling company, like Christino Kitchens, will save you time, energy, and a lot of unnecessary stress.

When we redesign a kitchen, we will remove the old appliance(s), install the new appliance(s), clean up, and make sure that everything is working properly. Alternatively, if you buy online from a manufacturer, they will more than likely just drop off a crate and leave it outside for you to move and install on your own. Oftentimes, they don’t include or explain, what additional items you will need before you get started, leaving you frustrated and unable to install your appliance until you purchase the additional items.


Like appliances, flooring and tiling come with a lot of additional things to think about. First, you need to know how much is needed to cover the room. Next, you need to know how to install tile properly. One of the biggest problems for do-it-yourselfers is that it is difficult to reverse tilework, should you make an error. Additionally, you need to know what extra items are needed to get the job done. Things like grout and adhesive are obvious, but having the right tools is key. Perimeter tiles will need to be cut. You will need a wet tile saw or what is often called a snap tile cutter for this and so on.

When you hire a professional company, like Christino Kitchens, we will not only help you decide what type of tile to buy, we can also purchase everything for you so you don’t have to worry about it. We have the necessary tools and our trained and licensed team members can install everything. There is no need for you to learn how to install flooring, backsplash, tile, etc.

Fixtures, Plumbing and Electrical

Like appliances and flooring, each of these items requires additional materials to be installed and function properly. Sinks require not only the basin, but the faucet, drain, piping, etc. With lighting, you not only need to be sure you have the proper cords with the proper length, switches and/or dimmers, but you also need to be 100% sure that you install them properly, as you could risk electrocution or fire. Our professionals can purchase the required items and ensure that they are installed correctly, saving you time and stress, while keeping you and your family safe.

Sure, hiring professionals adds additional costs, but the benefits far outweigh the risks and frustrations that often come with DIY upgrades. At Christino Kitchens and Remodeling, we handle all of the ins and outs of purchasing, installation and cleaning – so you can enjoy your new space faster with no stress or setbacks.

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