Doing things yourself can be fun. And if you’re like me you like to do things yourself.
When I bought my first house many years ago, I completely gutted it. In most rooms I took it down to the studs. Other rooms I knocked out walls or built new ones. In my master bedroom I turned a once tiny coat room into a huge walk-in closet. And in the kitchen I tore out the space under the stairs and turned it into a large pantry.
I’d done very little carpentry work before I bought my house. Yet, here I was tearing my house a part, redesigning it, and putting it back together; all along moving the plumbing, rerouting electrical, replacing subfloor and drywall, moving toilets, etc, etc.
And I taught myself how to do all this.
But there were two areas I didn’t feel I should take on myself.