If you remember that the biggest cost factor in a remodeling project or in the construction of a house addition is time, you can save money by building your own ramps, benches, decks and the like. None of these items are difficult to build. They do, however, require time. With a little time reading instructions, you can build ramps, benches, decks, etc. and save big on labor costs. The challenge with a ramp is to get the angle right. Just check websites, books, and kit instructions and enjoy the process. Remember, when you do it yourself, you get the glory!


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Install your own brick or stone walkway or patio
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What is your time worth?