There’s something so satisfying about doing some DIY around the house. It brings out an almost primaeval sense in all of us, especially if everything goes smoothly and to plan. However, we do not live in a power tool commercial or in a Hollywood movie. This is real life, and things are bound to go wrong, even if you’re confident of your abilities. The only question here is, just how wrong can wrong be?
As such, we are strong advocates of engaging a handyman if you ever feel overwhelmed about any of the tasks you’re about to perform around your home. That serves as a good gauge of your comfort level - if you ever feel like a fish out of water, you may want to call on the services of a professional. Here’s why we think they can be better for you and your home too!
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Buying your own power tools can be a prohibitively expensive proposition, especially if the aforementioned tools aren’t going to be used all that often. This is especially true if you opt for quality tools from reputable brands, which are built well enough, and have enough torque, to perform and be durable in the long run. They also come with fairly comprehensive warranties, but again, at a not insignificant upfront investment.
Sure, you can probably get by with generic, off-brand tools. Their quality isn’t guaranteed though, and it is not uncommon for these tools to lack the power and build quality for sustained and repeated use. Engaging a handyman means you do not need to worry about any of this, as they’ll use their own collection of power tools to help out with whatever it is that you need doing!
There’s nothing wrong with experimenting with some DIY. However, there may be more than meets the eye with even seemingly simple and basic tasks. An experienced pair of hands translates into greater attention to detail, ensuring no steps are skipped for a quality job.
The DIYer in you can safely perform a basic paint job or some flat-pack furniture assembly, but consider leaving things that require power, or items that need to be mounted a specific way for load-bearing purposes, to the experts. Their wealth of experience can mean the difference between the item operating safely as it was originally designed to, or the same object being plagued with reliability issues should you attempt it incorrectly yourself.
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In the fast-paced world that we live in today, every little bit of spare time should be valued and treasured, and not wasted on attempting to do something yourself. These should be moments of respite, an escape for the hustle and bustle of modern living.
In normal times, you should be saving vacation days for vacations, and not taking time off work to fret over how you should redo your garden. When you aren’t in your office, you should ideally be relaxing, mentally recharging yourself to deal with the stresses a new day presents. Engaging a handyman means you can still relax in the comfort of your own home, whilst he goes about and fixes up your home around you!
Many of us city dwellers lack the skills to perform seemingly basic fixes. You can watch all the YouTube guides that you’d like, but through sheer negligence due to deficiencies in the ability department, some disastrous consequences may just be around the corner.
The risk of injury is diminished when you entrust experts to work on your projects. They know what they’re doing, and as such, can carry out various tasks in a safe and efficient manner. This means you won’t hurt yourself trying, and you most definitely won’t risk a heavy shelf falling on you, or a small fire as a result of a dodgily wired power socket!
Handymen are useful if you’re looking to patch or fix up a small list of issues around your home. If you’re looking at redoing your entire home instead, consider engaging the services of another kind of professional in this industry - an interior designer. Our repertoire of partners are tried and tested, and have years of experience, with an extensive portfolio to back them up!