Building & Renovating

RL Tips: To DIY or Hire a Pro?

Interior designer Wilmer Lopez gives tips on when it's best to do DIY and when to call the pros


DIY has its advantages and disadvantages. Much as we would like to save on costs, it's also important to ensure that our home is safe and built the way we want it. Interior designer Wilmer Lopez gives a couple of handy hints about choosing between going DIY all the way and hiring professional help.

Photographed by Ocs Alvarez / ACME Visual Productions.

Read the original article ("To DIY or Hire a Pro”) in the May 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

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