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Decorating: Do It Yourself or Hire a Professional?

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March 31, 2016 by Caleb Haniquet

Before you redecorate, there’s a big question that lingers: should you do it yourself or hire a professional? Sure, doing it yourself saves plenty of money but is it worth it if you are clueless? The following are some advantages and disadvantages of doing it yourself. Remember, our Center Island Contracting professionals consist of a knowledgeable and talented team who can provide you with all the services you need to complete your project.

Advantages of DIY decorating

The outcome will be 100% your own. Often when you hire a decorator the big fear is that you will get caught up in the process and either get swayed by their suggestions or taste and by the end of the project, you don’t fully feel like it’s what you wanted. When you do it yourself, it might take a bit longer but at least it’s your own.

Another advantage is the money you save. Hiring a professional can come with a large price tag, so doing it yourself will eliminate some cost. If you really love doing it and consider yourself a creative person, then maybe a decorating project is just what the doctor ordered anyway.

You end up working very intimately with your designer, sharing personal aspects of your life and home with them. If they end up being the wrong choice, you’re basically stuck with them until the project is over. After all, it’s nice to be able to take all the credit for your beautiful home.

Disadvantages of DIY decorating

Forget the aforementioned type – does it make you dizzy just thinking about what a redecorating project entails? Leave it to the professionals, that’s why they’re there. It will cost more money out of pocket but at least it will be done right. If you mess it up, it will cost you even more to fix it.

Designers have access to fabrics, furniture and fixtures that we normally wouldn’t, so that’s another advantage of hiring a professional. Chances are, the designer has seasoned relationships with those who work in showrooms and other important industry experts who will be directly involved in the decorating process, so use those networks to your advantage.

For more information about Center Island Contracting’s services, call us at (631) 465-9765.

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