Don’t DIY Your Custom Storage Ideas – Here’s Why

Deciding to go DIY on a custom storage project can sometimes turn into a huge headache – or a costly experience.

Home renovation TV shows can make some homeowners feel like, with a couple of power tools, they’re ready to be the next master of home updates with their organizational ideas. Don’t be fooled. There is a reason that construction and building trades are considered skilled jobs.

Tackling a home storage project takes more than just an eye for design and the ability to match colors. What’s more, a home improvement project done wrong can be expensive to fix, or even dangerous.

Before you end up with a DIY disaster, here are some reasons why you should call in the pros.

Someone Tells You to Hire a Pro

Maybe you find yourself at the hardware store, thinking about starting your DIY project. You start chatting with an employee about your project and they start to raise an eyebrow at you. You might be in over your head.

If you have a friend who is well-versed in how big home improvement projects can be, they could be a great person to ask for their opinion on your storage ideas. It’s important to get differing opinions when it comes to deciding if this will be a doable DIY project or if it might be a good time to bring in pros.

You’re Inexperienced

This may seem obvious. Yet, some people are trying to attempt storage ideas that they don’t know all of the mechanics behind accomplishing. Some may mistakenly believe that things will fall into place as they go along with their organizational ideas. This is not the best mindset to have for an extensive custom storage project.

Don’t assume that project instructions will make sense later on. It’s good to know what you are doing from the beginning of the project. Otherwise, you won’t be able to identify potential problems as they come up. Or worse, you get halfway through and end up not finishing.

This also applies to power tools – if you are unsure of how to use them, a big house project may not be the place to start learning. If you decide to go head first without a proper understanding of the work, you may end up with subpar work or even injuries.

Your Time Is Limited

Even if you think you are capable of attempting a DIY storage idea, that doesn’t mean you have to attempt the project. Especially when time is valuable to you. These types of organizational projects can take weeks or even months when trying to balance your already busy schedule of work, family, and social life.

If you already have a full work schedule and family obligations, how much time will you really want to dedicate to this project? Do you want to create a construction site for yourself with no deadline in sight? If the answer is “no” – it’s time to call a pro.

You and your family will appreciate that the stress is not on you for this project and that you’ll be able to enjoy your time together instead of spending weekends on your big project.

You May Want High-Quality Materials

The pros here at Harkraft use the highest-quality wire shelving solutions. Our Rubbermaid wire shelving is simple, sleek, and easy on your budget. This storage option provides ample vertical storage space, opening up the room while minimizing clutter.

Custom laminated wood cabinets and shelving are a fantastic way to create more space in any room of the house. Laminated wood cabinets are available in a variety of styles and finishes. These high-quality additions will help you manage clutter, organize items, and enhance the aesthetic of your space. Best of all, wood cabinets and shelving are easy to install and built to last — which means less maintenance and hassle.

When you bring in professionals, all that your concern needs to be on is envisioning what you want for your organizational ideas and letting a skilled team take on making those ideas a reality.

Time to Call in the Pros

At Harkraft, we know that custom storage ideas can feel overwhelming. We are happy to help with your home storage needs and taking your creative vision and making it into a reality.

Get in touch today to set up a free consultation or to talk about customizing your home with new storage solutions.

Harkraft has been building organized homes with builders and homeowners for over 50 years. Let us be the pros to your on your custom storage ideas.