The Pros and Cons of DIY Blinds Installing
There are many sources online about the positives of installing your own blinds. DIY projects can be rewarding and cost-effective; however, there are definitely downsides to take into account when making your decision. To offer advice to homeowners, Modern Blinds has created a list of the positives and negatives of DIY blind installation.
The Advantages of DIY Blinds
There are a few positives of DIY blinds installation. If you’re thinking about taking this on yourself, consider the following pros.
Saving Money on Professional Installation
Professional assistance comes with a price tag. When you choose to install your window coverings on your own, you’ll be removing a large chunk of the overall cost. There are some cases where installation can cost more than the blinds themselves, meaning you could stay within a small budget by doing it yourself.
Make sure you know exactly how to measure your windows because making mistakes could counteract the money you saved.
Personal Satisfaction and Pride
The sense of accomplishment that comes from DIY projects is second to none. Once you’ve finished installing your blinds, you’ll be proud to show your friends and family your hard work for years to come.
Learn More about DIY Projects in General
The basics of installing blinds are also the basics of many other DIY projects. You’ll learn how to make precise measurements, follow instructions and use certain high-power tools.
The Downsides of Doing It Yourself
Although the above list seems convincing, there are a few risks to consider before you get out your measuring tape.
Things Can Go Seriously Wrong
Incorrect measurements can destroy a project before it starts. Ordering your blinds and then realising they don’t fit means you’ll be spending double on correcting the issue. You may even lose confidence in your DIY skills and hire a professional installer after all.
Blinds are a major investment for the home. If you aren’t sure what you’re doing, you may end up damaging your walls and living with the consequences every time you walk past your window.
It Takes a Lot Longer
A professional blinds installer can come to your home at your preferred time, getting the job done in a much smaller period of time. If this is your first time installing blinds, you may want to put an entire day aside to ensure you get it right. With professionals, you can rest easy knowing you won’t have to think about it again.
You Won’t Have a Warranty to Fall Back On
If your installer makes a mistake, they will correct the problem at no additional cost to you. When you’ve chosen to start a DIY blinds project, any issues remain your responsibility – you may even void the warranty on the blinds themselves if you damage them during installation.
Consult the Experts at Modern Blinds
Before you choose a method of installation, you’ll need high-quality window furnishings to work with. Browse Modern Blinds for inspiration and get in touch for a free measurement and quote. Call us on (07) 5591 7777 or contact us online.
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