One of the most enjoyable things about owning your home (at least for some people) is the ability to do whatever you want with it.
As HGTV and other networks show new homeowners taking down walls, building amazing open floor plans, and adding life to their home, there may be other factors you will want to consider before joining their ranks.
Home renovations are considered one of the most stressful times in a person's life by certain physiological experts. In fact, divorces, marital issues, anxiety related sicknesses, and more can stem from building your own addition.
This does not mean you shouldn't try to skip the contractor and take on a new life experience, but consider these factors first: