Hiring a Professional Versus Do-It-Yourself
At our house, I’m the handywoman and I take care of most home renovation projects. I’ve learned many things, from how to paint to how to install hardwood flooring. A month and a half ago, I decided that our master bedroom needed to be painted and updated. I primed the room, painted the walls, and stopped. The trim in the bedroom includes crown molding, trim around the windows and doors, and a large bay window that extends the length of one wall. My project has stalled, and I’m tired of sleeping in the guest room.
Today at work I ran into two painters. I got one painter’s number but I’m not sure I’m going to call him. I just can’t justify paying someone to do something I can do. It’s just something I don’t want to do. I’d rather spend my time on things that are more fun!
I’ve thought about calling to see if he’ll give me a free quote and then going from there. If it’s not too expensive, it probably would be worth it! I’d rather spend a little money and save the headache. However, if it is more expensive than I think is worth it, I’ll end up painting it myself.
I think it’s funny that I’d even consider using a professional when I’m so focused on saving money. I think there are times when it’s worth spending money to save sanity.
Have you considered hiring a professional versus doing something yourself even though you knew how to do it?