'No-brainer' DIY home-improvement work
Sometimes you know you can fix something in your home with your own two hands. Sometimes you're absolutely certain you'll need professional help. And sometimes you're not sure one way or the other, which is where Do It Yourself or Not comes in.
The website, run by Marylanders Gene and Katie Hamilton, has details on how much a variety of projects would cost -- and how much time they would take -- if you do them vs. paying someone else to do them for you.
Here are a few of the projects they think are "no-brainer" DIY efforts:
--Remove paint or varnish
--Paint a room
"Maintenance and repairs may be tiresome but they’re worth your effort," the Hamiltons note.
They estimate, for example, that it would cost you about $760 to hire someone to paint a room but $150 to paint it yourself.
Some of it comes down to personal preference, I know. Plenty of homeowners are diehards of the do-not-do-it-themselves sort. And life situations make a difference, too. Hard to find the energy to do anything yourself but diaper changes when you've got an infant in the house.
Have you been DIY-ing lately? Do share.