James Perrett wrote:DIY is certainly cheaper provided you are making a reasonable number of panels.
Definitely. Also, owning or having access to the tools/space to work with (although it's not a huge amount of kit really) is a consideration. I've built quite a lot of panels for my room now, and the shape and size of the room meant that some of the panels themselves were rather strange shapes and sizes. I wouldn't have got the overall finish I wanted with standard panels (at least not without a lot of messing around), and getting things custom made would have been expensive. But I already had the kit and a fair amount of experience in woodworking, so the whole process was actually quite enjoyable, which may not be the case for some people!