Jessi and I are in the middle of getting our duplex painted. Pretty exciting and badly needed. We should have done it last summer, but you can only spend so much money each year...
Anyways, we are in the middle of a "Great Experiment":
Last summer we did 100% everything ourselves. It was a TON of time. This summer we hired out all our big projects. It was a TON of money.
The question we're trying to answer is "What hurts more?" Spending a TON of time on projects... really a slow bleed of energy that adds up over time. Or, getting it all over at once by writing a HUGE check.
We'll let you know in a bit (with before and after painting pictures).