[tabi] Do it yourself for the home owner

  • From: "Lynn Evans" <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 08:26:33 -0500

Is do-it-yourself really less expensive? 


If you own a house, there is probably some work to be done. It could be lots of 
little maintenance projects. Or maybe you want a major renovation.

Unfortunately, any work will cost some money. That can be a problem if you're 
on a tight budget. You may get the idea that doing the job yourself would be 
less expensive.

In some cases, that might be true. But there are situations when hiring 
professionals is the way to go. How can you tell?

Today's Cool Site can give you a clue. It has a sizeable database of common 
household projects. And it tells you the likely costs involved for each one.

You can see how long the job should take. And you can get an estimate of 
material costs. Plus, it tells you what steps are typically involved.

Then it gives you the estimated cost of hiring a professional. You can see if 
the difference is worth it. And you can tell if the project is in your skill 

The site also has an extensive How To section. And you can find 
project-specific planning calculators. It even suggests household projects 
based on the time of year.


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