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.
Hello all at Modern Blinds, Ken and I love the shutters, they certainly make a difference. The two men who fitted them were fabulous and very conscien... Love Our New Shutters!
Love our new blinds Paul & I have just last week had our new roller blinds in the kitchen and a panel glide for the living area sliding doors i... Love our new blinds
Good Morning, Greg ... A quick email expressing our thanks and appreciation for the quote and installation of our vertical blinds, and th... We are very pleased indeed with the service received
I would just like to say that I was very impressed with the two workmen that you sent to install my shutters. Nothing was too much trouble, filling so... I would just like to say that I was very impressed with the two workmen
"Greg, Ruth’s dream of three years has come to fruition. The shutters look terrific. The only disappointment is that they fit in so well, that th... Ruth’s dream of three years has come to fruition.
"The boys were excellent. They explained what they were doing and also cleaned up after themselves. I would have no hesitation in recommending their w... The boys were excellent. They explained what they were doing
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the automatic motorised blinds that you installed in our boardroom. The professionalism shown fr... I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the automatic
“3 years ago we had the good fortune to discover Vogue Vinyl Shutters and after checking all suppliers, had half the house fitted. Now to finish ... 3 years ago we had the good fortune to discover Vogue Vinyl Shutters
“To Greg and the team at Modern Blinds, thank you for the wonderful service you continue to provide. We were thrilled with the advice, service and q... To Greg and the team at Modern Blinds, thank you for the wonderful
“My experience purchasing blinds for my dining room was made easy and enjoyable by using Modern Blinds. Greg and his team at Modern Blinds were extr... My experience purchasing blinds for my dining room was made easy
“We’re so happy with the service that Modern Blinds provided and the blinds look amazing!” We’re so happy with the service that Modern Blinds provided
“Hi Rodney – Just a quick email to say thanks for all your help and assistance, I had no idea what I wanted or needed to do the job properly and a... Hi Rodney – Just a quick email to say thanks for all your help and assistance
“Modern Blinds continue to provide us with value for money and a flexible approach to installations, working around a very busy school curriculum. T... Modern Blinds continue to provide us with value for money and a flexible
“Modern Blinds cannot be faulted, the highest level of professionalism from quoting to installation. I felt really taken care of, so did my freshly... Modern Blinds cannot be faulted, the highest level of professionalism
“We would like to say a huge thank you to Modern Blinds and more importantly our consultant Rodney Hearne. He made buying our blinds a pleasant expe... We would like to say a huge thank you to Modern Blinds and more
“I would like to start by thanking the staff at Modern Blinds for the professionalism that they showed to us whilst we were enquiring about types of... I would like to start by thanking the staff at Modern Blinds for the professionalism
“Rodney, I was so impressed by your knowledge and approach, many thanks.” Rodney, I was so impressed by your knowledge and approach
“I recently purchased white shutters for my hairdressing salon. They have given a more modern and versatile look. I am receiving positive comments e... I recently purchased white shutters for my hairdressing salon