You can also save a good bit of money by installing your own drywall or paneling. The most difficult part of drywall installation is in the corners and the mud work. The appearance of your finished work will hinge on your ability to install straight walls and sharp clean corners. If you plan to hang wall paper to the finished room, corners and evenness of walls is very important to the finished appearance of your work. If you are not confident of your ability to apply and sand the mud properly, you can at least do the cutting and placement of the sheets of drywall and hire someone to do the taping and mud work. With paneling, your ability to handle the installation may depend upon the texture or moldings on the paneling. The time-consuming part of this task will be cutting and matching grain and texture, as well as molding, where pieces join or form corners.

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