More than a few people have asked me why I didn't just pay a contractor to finish my basement for me? There are several factors, but right off the top the answer was money! We didn't have a lot to spend.
- There is a significant cost savings if you do it yourself.
- I also wasn't sure what I wanted in my basement. I kind of wanted to think about it as the building got started and then make adjustments along the way. Contractors are not fond of on the fly adjustments and rightly so.
- Finally, I want to learn something new and I wanted that something to be real, tangible and physical. I needed an outlet to tap into one of the core inner human desires, the need for shelter.