Firstly, when choosing flat pack furniture be very clear as to what may or may not fit into your home. For example some of the Billy Bookcases from Ikea will fit nicely into a small apartment but the larger ones could take up most of the space in a room. So make sure you always get your measurements right! Also be aware that if you’re moving house in the near future that you may have to disassemble the furniture to actually get it out of your current home.
There are many benefits to flat pack furniture and it’s especially great for people in smaller living spaces – the solutions can be ingenious from trash cans that tuck neatly under cabinet drawers to fold away chairs that can be tucked beneath the table when people are finished eating. The great thing about flat pack furniture is that even though it’s usually ultra stylish and can be an ingenious concept, the price can be extremely economical – obviously this is because of the savings companies make in not having to construct the items themselves!
However, if you feel that you’re a bit daunted by the prospect of assembling the furniture yourself or indeed you haven’t the time then you may consider getting a professional flat pack assembler in to assist you. In the event you do decide to go ahead and hire a someone here’s a few tips to help you in your decision making process:
1) Make sure you’re dealing with experienced professionals: Some handymen can be quite good all rounders but when it comes to flat pack assembly you need someone who has experience of assembling the myriad of vast products that are in the market place. Browse their website and don’t be afraid to ask them any questions regarding your purchases.
2): What additional services do they provide?: Some assemblers may quote a very low rate but this rate may not include extras such as lifting heavy boxes or furniture upstairs or putting your furniture in place. Some assemblers may also automatically include delivery in their costs whereas others do not. These extras may be well-worth paying a slightly higher hourly rate. Or, if these benefits are not included in the hourly rate that you are quoted, find out how much extra they will cost you and then compare the assemblers you have to select from.
3): Look for guarantees: The majority of flat pack assemblers will offer guarantees on all their work (usually for about 12 months). Experienced assemblers would normally have an insurance policy in place which means they can more readily stand behind their work.
4): Find an Assembler That Charges in half hour’s: Ideally you’d want an an assembler to quote a fixed price before calling out, to give you peace of mind as to the cost before the job is started – however if they do decide to check if they charge by the half hour (or every fifteen would be even better!) because if they go over time by a few minutes then you wont be liable for a full hours rate.
5): Are they time flexible?: If you’re are a busy person then you will need to find an assembler who is willing and capable of working around your schedule as much as possible. Depending upon your situation, it may be worthwhile to pay someone a little extra if he or she is willing to assemble and deliver your furniture in the evening or on a weekend.
Keep these few tips in mind when you go to book your flat pack assembly professional and you can be much more confident of a great service at a price that wont shock you!