The countless home improvement shows on television these days make many homeowners feel as if they are only a few tools away from becoming highly skilled home renovators themselves. However, home renovation projects are not as simple as they look on HGTV and the DIY Network. According to the Home Safety Council, one out of every five people is injured each year trying to complete their own home renovation project. It can be dangerous, as well as expensive, to do it yourself; not only do you have to purchase the tools and hardware needed to complete the project, expenses to repair a job gone wrong can add up too. Here are some of the best reasons to leave the design and installation of your home organization system to a professional.
A Lack of Training
Professional home remodelers, carpenters and interior designers in the custom closet and garage industry have the necessary training, experience and tools required to complete a home renovation project safely and efficiently. Many homeowners assume they can view a few online tutorials or quickly read a guide to learn how to install home organization systems on their own, but this is simply not enough. A failure to understand exactly what you are doing can lead to personal injury and/or property damage
A Lack of Time
If you are like most homeowners, you are probably extremely busy. Between working, enjoying your hobbies, spending time with family and friends, and taking care of your home on a daily basis, you probably have little time to devote to such an extensive project. The professional installation of a home organization system usually takes only two to three weeks from initial in-home consultation to project completion. Typically, a professional designer will spend a day evaluating your needs and creating a computer-generated rendering for your custom cabinets. Removal of exiting cabinets and installation of the new design requires one to two days. However, for someone who does not possess the necessary tools or experience, this process can take significantly longer, leaving you with a construction site in your home for weeks or even months at a time. Even if you are retired and have the time to invest in a long, extensive project, we recommend hiring a professional, since the finished DIY project may fail to meet your expectations or city code regulations.
A Lack of Design Experience
It might not matter to you if the closet shelves are slightly crooked, not cut perfectly straight or if the trim is not exact. However, any guests you invite into your home will be able to tell that you completed the project without experienced assistance. This may seem unimportant, but consider how it will appear to potential buyers should you decide to sell your house. A home renovation project that is not up to code or simply lacks visual appeal can negatively impact the value of the house. A professionally installed storage system can actually increase the home’s value. The cost of hiring a professional should be considered a shrewd investment for the future.
Why You Should Hire a Professional for Home Organization Projects
A professional custom closet, pantry or garage cabinet designer can offer products and solutions to meet a wide range of needs and styles. Organizers Direct dealers, for example, are expertly trained to help homeowners plan a configuration of shelves, racks, rods, hooks, cabinets, and pull-outs that is both efficient and economical. Additionally, Organizers Direct installers have all the necessary hardware and tools needed to properly install your organization system, which eliminates the need to constantly return to the hardware store for additional parts. On the day of the installation, Organizers Direct dealers complete the project in a single session instead of carrying out the renovation process over the course of a few days or weeks. Furthermore, the Organizers Direct warranty offers peace of mind that your organizational system will stand the test of time.
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