Sometimes, it’s tricky to decide if you should tackle a problem in your home by yourself and save some cash, or call the professionals and ensure that it’s done correctly. To help accelerate your decision-making process, we’re breaking down the pros and cons of calling a professional, and weighing them against the potential hazards of tackling a DIY project with minimal experience.
The Pros of Calling a Pro
Furniture specialists, reupholstering professionals, and repair experts know how to fix most – if not all – of your furniture troubles. Whether you’re facing a serious repair like a broken couch or a simple reupholster job on your dining room chairs, when you go to the professionals, you know without a doubt that you’ll get the results you want. If peace of mind is your goal – the professional route is definitely the way to go.
Another benefit of calling a pro is that you can sit down and have a consultation about procedures and options you may not have known existed. These experienced professionals fix, protect and redesign furniture for a living, so they’ll be experts at tackling your problem head on.
On the other hand, there may be some smaller projects that could be fun to tackle yourself.
The Pros of a DIY Repair
If you’re adventurous and your project isn’t too technical, there are plenty of bonuses to doing a DIY repair. Watching a few videos can help explain smaller DIY projects, from reupholstery services to painting and staining.
As an added bonus, you’ll get to feel pride when you look at your finished product, knowing that you were able to create something and (hopefully) get the results you want.
On the other hand, Do it Yourself projects can go really, really wrong. Painting can be smudged, chairs can fall apart, wood working can go awry and people can end up injured if the DIY job is too ambitious.
The best thing to do is to watch some videos before you begin. Determine if the project is too advanced that it’s worth calling the professionals. Projects like sofa disassembly should really be tackled by the pros.
Whether you choose to go the DIY route or the Professional route, you should take time to weigh your decision. Use the resources at hand, like free consultations and videos to determine what you should do.