The kitchen is widely considered the heart of any home. It’s where the family comes together – not only to share a meal but to share memories and plans for the future. It is one of the most highly-trafficked and frequently used rooms in the house. As a result, it will ultimately require upgrades and refreshes to fit the needs of a family as they grow and change.

The kitchen is such a personal and intimate place. Perhaps because of this, many homeowners attempt to make fixes and tweaks – and even complete overhauls themselves. While this approach could potentially save amateur handymen time and money, it could also lead to costly errors.

Real estate brokerage Redfin recently asked 13 of the nation’s top home remodeling experts to discuss why hiring a professional is a must when embarking on a kitchen remodel. Cossentino & Sons Remodeling and Design joined 12 other experts from across the nation to share industry insights regarding the importance of hiring a contractor when pursuing one’s dream kitchen.

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