One of the most potentially nerve-wracking aspects of home ownership concerns remodeling. Do we do it ourselves or should we hire a contractor? Both are great options available to you. For many of the smaller projects, doing it yourself will save you lots of money. Even if you have never tried a project before, there are a lot of books that will guide you through the process. Take some time to read some books and study your desired project. If it looks like it may be above your experience level you can then hire a contractor to do the portion that you are uncertain of.