Home remodeling improves your living environment, your mood, and your house’s resale value. One thing it does not improve: your bank account. Many home remodeling projects are startlingly expensive. Doing it yourself can be the solution for financially managing some of these high-ticket projects. But the core question is: should you do it yourself?

You could spend months pondering whether to save money by doing a certain home remodel project by yourself or hiring a professional. It is this paralyzing indecision that trips up so many homeowners. Instead of doing one or the other, they do neither. 

Learn recommendations for some basic home improvement projects and whether or not it is wise to take them on yourself. None of these recommendations are iron-clad. Evaluate your skill level and motivation before you take any of them on.