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Blinds Installation: DIY or Professional Service?



At Pavone + Co, we often get asked whether it's better to go the DIY route or call in a professional when it comes to blinds installation. The truth is, it can depend on various factors such as your skill level, the type of blinds, the complexity of the installation, and the time you're willing to spend. In this post, we'll be exploring the advantages and pitfalls of both options to help you make an informed decision.


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DIY Blinds Installation: A Project for the Crafty

Do-it-yourself, or DIY as we love to call it, can be an exciting prospect for those of us who enjoy a good project. For some, the process of measuring, cutting, and installing blinds can be a thrilling challenge. One big advantage is that it could save you a few dollars, as you're eliminating labour costs.


However, keep in mind that not all blinds are created equal. Some require more complex installation procedures than others. For example, roller blinds might be easier to install than Venetian or Roman blinds. Moreover, special window shapes like arched or angled windows may call for a professional's touch. The Australian Government’s Your Home guide is a good resource to learn about different window types.


One of our own articles on Choosing the Right Blinds can give you a clear idea about the complexity of different blind types. Also, don't forget that the Australian Consumer Law provides protections for consumers who purchase products that don't live up to expectations, including DIY blinds.


Professional Blinds Installation: A Worry-Free Solution

On the flip side, opting for a professional blinds installation service like ours at Pavone + Co is a hassle-free solution. Our experienced team will take accurate measurements, ensure perfect fit and function, and leave you with a professionally finished look. It might be more costly than a DIY approach, but remember the old saying, "you get what you pay for".


Professional installation ensures the safety and durability of your blinds. It's especially beneficial for commercial spaces where standards compliance, like the ones set by Safe Work Australia, must be met.


Making the Decision

So, should you DIY or hire a professional for blinds installation? Well, weigh up the cost, time, effort, and complexity. If you’re a hands-on person with a lot of time and you're dealing with simple blinds, DIY might be the way to go. But, for complex blinds, or if you value your time and want a guarantee of quality, professional installation would be a wise choice.


Remember to check out our page on Blinds Installation Services to see how we can help.


Why Should You Consider DIY?

DIY - A Personal Touch

Taking on DIY blinds installation can be quite an adventure! It's like a real-life puzzle, where you are the architect of your own surroundings. DIY can be a great learning experience and an opportunity to put your personal touch on your home's decor.


But, remember, DIY isn't just a weekend hobby. It's a commitment. One must be ready to dedicate time, effort, and a fair bit of patience. DIY can be a budget-friendly option, but it could turn costly if measurements go wrong or the installation is not quite right.


What's Special About Professional Installation?


The Expert Touch of Professionals

Choosing a professional service such as Pavone + Co means you're opting for precision, expertise, and a hassle-free experience. Our seasoned professionals measure your windows with accuracy, ensuring the blinds fit perfectly, adding an elegant touch to your space.


Moreover, quality isn't just about the look—it's about durability and functionality. We guarantee our workmanship, meaning your blinds won't just look fantastic, they will perform excellently too. Don't take our word for it, check out our portfolio to see the quality of our installations.


Of course, this service comes at a price, but when you think about the time, energy, and potential headaches you save, it's worth considering.


Choosing between DIY and professional blinds installation isn't just about cost—it's about what suits your lifestyle, your comfort levels with hands-on tasks, and the time you have available. Either way, the ultimate goal is to have beautifully installed blinds that enhance the ambiance of your home and serve their purpose well.


Conclusion

Whether you decide to DIY or hire a professional for your blinds installation, remember to weigh up all the factors. There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but hopefully, this post has given you some food for thought. If you're leaning towards professional service, our team at Pavone + Co would be more than happy to help. Contact us at Pavone + Co for a personalised quote.



FAQs

  1. What is the cost of professional blinds installation?

The cost of professional installation can vary based on the type of blinds, the number of windows, and the complexity of the job.

  1. Can I install any type of blinds myself?

While it's technically possible to install most types of blinds yourself, the complexity and time required can vary significantly. Certain types, like Roman or Venetian blinds, are typically more complicated and may be best left to professionals.

  1. What are the most common mistakes made during DIY blind installation?

Some common mistakes include inaccurate measurements, not checking the window depth, ignoring the brackets, clearance of any handles and poor alignment.

  1. Do professionals provide any guarantees on the installation?

Yes, at Pavone + Co, we offer a guarantee on our installation. This ensures your blinds are fitted perfectly and function flawlessly.

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