Heather Murphy,
Professional Genealogist

By: Heather | February 08, 2019

Last year, my husband started a home renovation project to finish our basement.  He had little experience with carpentry and knew even less about electrical and plumbing work.  Wanting to complete the project on his own, he borrowed books from the library, watched multiple YouTube videos, and talked with experienced family members to learn how to complete the project and pass the city inspections.  As you might imagine, the project progressed slowly and has been ongoing for about a year.  He needed to spend time learning what to do, worked more slowly than someone with experience, and sometimes the project got put on hold while he attended to other things in his life.  In contrast, we decided to hire a company to in...