DIY versus Pro…?
I recently came upon a blog that featured an article comparing and contrasting the benefits versus costs of handling a job in a DIY versus Pro approach. See the flow chart below. This is a great way of looking at this process. I often encourage my customers and clients to try to take the DIY approach when it makes sense. A lot of my customers get a certain level of personal satisfaction from the process of learning how to build with their own hands and I definitely advocate taking the chance to take on a project yourself, where it makes sense.