I've been a DIYer for a long time. As is my Mother. However there are some projects, knocking down walls, tiling floors, installing worktops - that I'd rather leave the professionals. I just had a contractor in to give me estimates on the work i want doing around mainly the kitchen.. well my.mind.is.officially.blown. and not in a good way! I can see why people do these crazy big jobs themselves. The costs are just crazy when you think about what's actually being done. Looks like I need to scale back on what were already quite modest plans!