A Labor of Love
Over the next three years, they became experts at home improvement projects. They hired pros for the work that was beyond their skill set and found many ways to economize, like painting the whole house themselves, using inexpensive materials where they could, snagging stuff at thrift stores and even rescuing a sofa from the dump. \"We've invested lots of time in the house, but we saved lots of money, too,\" says Lindsey. \"Nothing was immediate, but we appreciate everything more because we did it ourselves.\"