Should you Hire a Home Decorator or Do it Yourself?

Some people often ask themselves the question should I pay for a specialist to decorate my home or should I take matters into my own hands? Both options have their own pros and cons which need to be considered before making your decision. Below I will write about each and why you might want to get one over the other.

Hiring a Home Decorator?

If you are hiring a home decorator it can be a costly endeavor in some cases especially if they are building etc, heck even a painter can be too pricey for some people. As an example, let’s say you need your home painted – it’s good to have a few different painters come and give you a price for the work. This way if you are looking to keep costs low then you can choose the cheapest of the 3.

A thing some people don’t think of is that having strangers working in your home can be something some people simply don’t want – they don’t want they privacy broken, and a decorator definitely would break that to some extent. In that case maybe paying a friend or family member to do the work would make it more comfortable for you. Also, if you are working all day you may need to leave the keys with the decorator, again for some people they don’t want to do that and that’s something to consider before hiring.

Of course, the main advantage of working with someone is that they will do a professional job and everything should be done exactly as you like. Some decorators can make mistakes so it’s good if you have some feedback from someone vouching for them because of their good work before you hire them ideally.

Now let us consider doing it yourself..

Do it Yourself?

When you want to do it yourself you are in full control of exactly what you want to accomplish. This of course can be a detriment depending on your skills and know how.

You may know what color scheme you want and the general style but implementing it yourself simply won’t work because you don’t have the practical skills to get everything sorted. Perhaps you can do some of the more basic thing yourself such as painting. It really depends on your comfort level if you are happy for yourself to do a good job of it. If you are concerned you may make a mistake then it’s probably better than you hire a professional to do it for you.

Lots of people do their own DIY some because they enjoy doing something creative and practical whereas others do it to simply save money. Though it should be considered you are undoubtedly going to need to spend a lot of time especially if you are redecorating a whole room and doing more building tasks etc.

The consensus is that you will save money this isn’t always the case, think of the tools you may need such as screwdrivers and hammers and the materials and cost of each of them. If you are building you may even need to buy some gloves or sturdy boots for the work (FlipFlops&AppleSauce has a nice round up of these). Some of these things perhaps you didn’t even consider. Though if you are a bit of a handy man yourself maybe you already have some of these tools and gear for protection. In that case then it will make more sense for you to DIY.

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