With more than 30 years in the Home Improvement business, I have found that the biggest issue I run into is people not properly planning for cost.
No matter if you’re a DIYer or hiring someone to do the work for you, before you start a project, know what the costs are.
Some businesses will include the material with their estimate. Understand that when doing so, they (understandably) figure in extra to cover themselves. Other businesses will price jobs for labor only (price is plus material), in doing so they can give you a lower price, this protects them in case material costs run over. As a DIYer, you may not fully understand all the material involved, and the unforeseen material can add up real fast.
No matter if you’re hiring someone