Probably don’t need to sell you on this, since you’re here already, but sometimes you may question things. “Why am I doing this myself?” you might ask, “When I could hire someone who does this every day, and can whip through it faster than I can.
Well, here goes.
Number five. Money. When you do the work, you invest your time, rather than money. While it might take longer to do some things, you’re not paying directly for it.
Number two. Learning. Every nail you drive home is an experience, and you’ll carry what you’ve learned into the next project. You’ll make mistakes, sure. Everyone does. But whatever the job, next time ’round, you’ll make a lot fewer.
Number four. Pride. You can look at what you’ve made, and say, “Hey, I did that.” While you’ll no doubt notice every tiny flaw and point it out to your friends, at the same time, you’ll bask in their admiration.
Number three. Confidence. Every time you complete a project that works, you’ll feel a real sense of accomplishment.
And the number one reason to DIY. Prolonged pleasure. Think about it. If the pros come in, they’ll throw up that new addition in a few days. You might take a couple months. But every time you do something, you get to admire it and reflect on numbers one through four as you do. You build a floorâ€¦ you admire it. You put up a wall, and you can start to see the building take shape. Roof it, and you’re defying the elements; let it rain. Whoahhâ€¦ windows inâ€¦ it’s looking more like a real building. Siding and trimâ€¦ You get the idea.