You’re going to save money with DIY home improvement projects. Sure, everybody knows that. But did you know how much? Cut professionals out of the equation and you can save half the cost of a project — or more. What’s more, you get a great return on your investment. Meaning, the financial value you get out of a DIY project is much more than what you put in.
Nevertheless, going DIY is the ultimate money-saving tool. You’ll also get tons of satisfaction and enjoyment from creating a better home environment and learning home improvement skills that’ll last a lifetime.
What If You Don’t Have the Skills? Sorry, not buying it. What If You Don’t Have the Time? That’s the trade-off. Your time (and labor) is going to stand in for cash out of your pocket. If you truly don’t have the time, then DIY probably isn’t for you.
The next best move is to BIY your project — buy-it-yourself. With a BIY project, you do the research, shopping, and purchasing of materials and save the contractor’s markup.