To DIY or not to DIY. That’s the real question. A little self-knowledge and realistic assessment of your skills can save you oodles of heartache.
DIY Project Planner
DIY has become the norm for good reason. Before starting any home upgrade project, a series of questions need to be answered. Arguably the biggest decision, however, is deciding whether to call a pro or take the DIY option. While the latter may seem quite daunting, it is the perfect solution in a host of different situations.
There are some occasions when DIY is a bad idea. While I’m an avid DIY’er, there are some jobs that are best left to professionals. While I’ve never taken on a job that I haven’t been able to finish, I have had several emails from people looking for advice. Unfortunately, sometimes I really don’t have the answer. Because when it comes to bigger jobs, more skilled installations, or jobs that require tradesmen I also hire a pro.
You can save money when budgeting for your DIY project; learn when to save and when to splurge on materials. A DIY project can really hit you in the wallet…hard. But if you know what you can save money on and where you need to really spend it, you can alleviate some of the financial strain.