When you undertake a diy project, it invariably means more work for you. And shutters are no different. So why bother?
Well as we mentioned in the previous post, it usually comes down to money. You can make considerable savings on your new shutters by choosing the diy option. Most full service shutter companies offer “free” home consultations, but someone’s got to pay for cost involved in travelling,etc. If it’s not you, then It’s someone else. This cost is built into the final selling price.
So if you can eliminate this cost as well as the cost of a crew returning to install, and you have a number of windows to get done, believe me you are going to save a packet by choosing the diy route!
OK I hear you say, I’ve got tons of money, can’t get rid of the stuff quick enough. Give me some more good reasons!
If you like a bit of diy, installing your own shutters will give you enormous satisfaction. They’re not terribly difficult to install, if like most homes, you have pretty standard windows. And they will transform any room in your home so you will be proud of the work you’ve done. The buzz will last for days if not weeks!
Finally you simply may not have any other option. If you live far off the beaten path and you only want the small window in the en-suite done for starters, you may not be able to find a full service company willing to travel. Or if they do, you might find they’ll charge you an arm and a leg for the privilege.
So for any of the above reasons, It’s well worth while investigating the diy option for your new plantation shutters.