If you’re considering your home improvement list and wondering if some of those DIY projects will end up saving or costing you money, DiyOrNot helps take the guesswork out of comparing DIY work and professional done work.
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DiyOrNot is a DIY site with multiple features designed to help you factor the cost of a DIY project and the benefits of hiring it out. Rather than give generic information like the cost of an hour’s worth of labour, they break things down into specific jobs like hanging a flat panel HDTV, installing ceiling speakers, installing a bathroom vent, and more.
Each job listing details information about the job like the tools you’ll need as well as the amount of time it would typically take a professional or a DIYer to perform the task. Most valuable is the price comparisons. Installing a bathroom fan, for example, is listed at $US256 for professional work and $US140 for DIY. In that case if you’re crunched for time and not confident in your electrical skills, an extra hundred bucks might be worth it to get the job done quickly and safely.
Check out the full site for more listings, tips and videos. Thanks Eric!