You've made up your mind: The kitchen – or some other area of your home – needs a makeover. Now the question is, should you do the work yourself or hire a contractor?

When you answer these 17 questions from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, you'll have a good idea if you should tackle a home remodeling project yourself, or if you should ask for professional help.

Be honest: Do your skills meet the level of quality needed for this project? Have you read the installation instructions? What will you do if something goes wrong? These are just some of the important questions that you should ask yourself before embarking on a remodeling job.

Need inspiration? NARI has an award-winning series of before and after photos of home remodeling projects – plus remodeling resources.

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