The end of summer is a great time for a little home organization. As you prepare to send your kids back to school and the weather starts to cool down, spending a few moments improving the storage options in your home will benefit you throughout the winter.
Once you’ve lived in your home for a number of years, you might begin to run a bit short on storage space. When you realize this, you’ll have to decide whether you want to build your own new storage or hire a custom storage provider.
At Perfect Fit Closets, we strive to provide unique storage designs that meet our client’s every need. If you’re considering the best options for adding storage in your home, here are a few things to ponder when choosing whether to do-it-yourself or hire a professional solution provider:
DIY: Pros and Cons
DIY storage is always an option, but it can be difficult if you don’t possess the skills and knowledge to design and install a solution that will actually meet your needs. If you don’t have decent experience with custom storage design, you’re likely to settle for a generic solution from a name-brand manufacturer.
If you’re looking for a short-term solution or you’re working on a limited budget, you may still benefit from the DIY approach. When done right, DIY storage, can help you save money, but it does require a decent investment of your time.
The serious disadvantage of DIY is the fact that your work isn’t guaranteed, and the cost of replacement materials will depend on the specific manufacturers you choose. In the end, the trick to DIY home storage is keeping it simple and being honest about your skills. Trying to design and install a solution that is overly complex can lead to expensive repairs in the future.
Hiring a Professional
If your entire home needs a storage overhaul, you’re probably not equipped to tackle such a tall task. When it comes to more complex storage projects, you’ll do well to hire a professional that has the experience and capabilities to handle the job efficiently.
If you store any specialized equipment in closets or your home office, a professional custom storage provider will also have the expertise to design storage for these more unique items. A quality custom storage solution should make use of a number of different materials, including steel, wood, and plastic.
In addition to having the knowledge and skill to get the job done right the first time, professional custom providers also offer quality assurance guarantees. In the case that you’re unsatisfied with your new storage system, you’ll have a guaranteed contract in place that entitles you to the repairs or replacement you desire.
At Perfect Fit Closets, we can help you design and install a custom storage system that’s perfect for any room in your home. If you’re considering the benefits of personally designed storage solutions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 403-768-3052 to discuss your unique needs today!