Home Improvement: DIY or Dial a Pro?
With spring come home improvement projects. How ambitious are you? It can be tough to know when you should DIY and when to hire a contractor. It’s tempting to just head to Home Depot or Lowe’s, grab your supplies and watch the tutorials on their websites. YouTube, of course, is a do-it-yourselfer’s goldmine — if you choose the right video.
But it’s important to balance ambition with skill and time. Some things are best left to a professional contractor. Here’s how to tell if that home improvement project is worth the effort.
This article first appeared on Nerd Wallet.
There’s something appealing about the idea of a do-it-yourself home improvement project. By tackling a job yourself, you can save money on labor costs and enjoy work that’s been done with your own hands.