Doing a home renovation over hiring a licensed contractor is a one-way ticket to your nightmare renovation. Many couples, when moving into a home, try to do most of the renovating themselves to save money. This is a terrible idea. Your current favorite home renovation TV show might make you think you’re an expert interior designer and even though you can be, It doesn’t mean you know exactly what to do when it comes to electricity and pluming. The decorative pillows and wall paintings we will leave up to you, but when it comes to laying down floors and outlets, we recommend you hire a licensed contractor before you ruin more than what you fix.