My DH and I do everything here. The only thing DH paid to have done was a new roof put on a few years ago. We already had 2 layers of shingles and it had to scrapped completely back to the plywood and reroofed. DH said it was just "too much" so we paid to have it done. We have installed ceiling fans, put in outlets and switches, moved the water lines for our washer and run the 220 electrical for the dryer and stove, done plumbing repairs, He has moved gas lines (he is certified to do that) so we could hook our gas grill to the house supply. We do all our own carpentry work, sheetrock hanging, have laid vinyl floors, and painted every room in our house at least once in the 25 years we have lived here. We enclosed our back porch to make a laundry room and it needed vinly siding. We purchased the supplies and hung it ourself. In less than 9 months DH will have a AC/heating/refrigeration degree. So he will then start servicing our unit and doing any needed repairs that may come up. He is also a very skilled car mechanic. We do all our own oil changes, brake jobs, tune ups and any other repair that he thinks he can handle on his own. It has saved us SO much money over the years. He is a good teacher and has taught (and is still teaching) both of our sons many of these skills as well. I'm blessed to have a DH who is able and willing to do so many "projects" around our house.
When your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep is your downfall. - Unknown