Why You Should Not Build
Your Home Yourself!
"Visit any bookstore and you'll discover dozens of "do-it-yourself"
house books. These books passionately try to convince you that building a new
house yourself will be the most-rewarding, least-expensive method of getting a new home.
Pound the nails yourself and you could save that fat 15% profit the builder is charging.
Add to this the large number of do-it-yourself home centers that have sprung up across the
country and the home-building shows on TV-the mantra of do-it-yourself building is
mind-numbing. However, there are many aspects of doing it yourself that get scant
attention from doing it yourself books. Slick salespeople and TV hosts don't
always reveal potential problems for the do-it-yourselfer.