Why should you hire someone to do your flat pack furniture assembly?

Flat pack furniture, an affordable yet stylish option that’s the go-to for both those just moving into their very first flat to the seasoned homeowner looking to spruce up an overlooked room. Yes, at one stage or another we’ve all turned to flat pack furniture to add to our homes.

However, flat pack furniture isn’t without its critics. If you manage to survive that dreaded trip to IKEA, the array of problems your new wardrobe, bed frame or swivel chair presents afterwards is enough for anyone to give up DIY for the rest of their lives.

So without further delay, we bring to you our 10 reasons to hire someone to do the tricky task of flat pack furniture assembly for you.

1. It’s a real time saver

While you could carry out the work yourself, spending time figuring out the instruction manual, making a mistake, re-checking the instruction manual and then correcting said mistake. This long-winded process can see your precious free time can quickly fade away.

Bringing in a professional flat pack assembler will not only save you the time you would have spent on the work, but also save on however long you would have spent correcting any mistakes. Thus saving you the weekend to enjoy completely flat pack free.

2. It will more than likely look a lot better

You can be sure that when putting together your flat pack furniture you’ll come across two of the exact same piece, but with different names, and you can guarantee you will get them the wrong way round when assembling. Hiring a professional will help avoid any such confusion, as a good handyman will have the right-know how when it comes to things like which screw goes in where.

3. You will avoid that ‘unavoidable’ argument

If you’ve managed to survive the trip to IKEA, and you and your significant other are still on talking terms, moving straight onto assembling your new flat pack furniture together should probably be avoided at all costs.

Yes, flat pack furniture and arguments often go hand-in-hand, and there are a variety of factors for why. From simple miscommunication and taste to power struggles and deep relationship questions such as what does the future hold regarding children and careers. Assembling flat pack furniture together brings out the worst in us as it forces us to ask how suited we really are for one another.

A flat pack assembler will happily carry out the work for you, leaving you and your partner to spend some quality time together rather than arguing over a half-built chest of drawers.

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4. It could save you money in the long run

Often purchased due to its low price point, the last thing anyone wants with flat pack furniture is to be left out of pocket at the end. Improper assembly of your flat pack furniture, whether that be using the incorrect screws or not fully securing your new table’s legs can see your new furniture fall apart within a matter of weeks.

A correctly built piece of flat pack furniture can withstand years of day-to-day use, and for the extra cost of hiring a professional with the right know-how, it can end up being a bit of a bargain.

5. A professional will have the right tools and know-how


The sign of a good handyman is one who can tackle any assembly or repair job that comes his or her way, and flat pack assembly is often at the easier end of the scale. From having the correct screwdriver head to easily translating the often highly confusing instructions, a good handyman will happily undertake any work you may be struggling with.

6. Mistakes can be costly

Incorrectly screwing into the wrong part or misplacing a single piece may lead to permanent damage to your brand new furniture before you’ve even had a chance to use it. Which will mean either having to replace it or get it repaired, both of which are going to cost you further expenses. Hiring a professional from the start will help eliminate any risk of accidental damage, or having to hire someone to undo the mess you made before attempting to assemble it once again.

7. Cleaning up the mess

A good handyman is often more than just the job in hand. They will also make the effort to be respectful of your home and making an effort to clean up any mess they may have made is a part of that. And while the act of cleaning up after assembling flat pack is often not the most time consuming, it does go a long way in terms of having the finished furniture minus the stress.

8. Translating the instructions

For flat pack furniture assembly novices, simply trying to get to grips with an instruction manual is in itself a confusing and stressful task. A good handyman will know the difference between a washer-faced screw and counter-sunk screw, and exactly which is the correct screwdriver for each. Hiring a handyman will allow you to avoid the headache and wasted time of trying to translate and understand exactly what the instructions are trying to tell you, leaving you free to learn something else less stressful.
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9. You might even pick up a few useful tips

Having a handyman around the house to carry out some flat pack furniture assembly can be helpful in more ways than one. A good handyman will happily guide you through the work as they go if you ask, and if there was a particular point you struggled with, you’ll easily see how it can be resolved. Picking up these simple nuggets of knowledge will also go some way to helping with DIY jobs in the future, as you will have the know-how to tackle a simple problem rather than having to call a tradesman out.

10. You might discover a handy genius

A good handyman will know more than just your basic flat pack furniture, and as a result, you might also find someone to carry out other odd jobs around the house. So whether it’s a squeaky hinge door that needs fixing, overflowing garden gutters that need clearing, or simply a new television that needs installing, a good handyman will have you covered.

In Summary

Whether it’s to save time, avoid mistakes or simply for peace of mind, hiring a handyman to assemble your flat pack furniture offers all sorts of advantages.

So if we have managed to convince you of all the benefits of using a professional, get in touch with us here at HOMYZE. No job is to big or too small for our wide London network of qualified tradesmen who are always happy to help.