Be Your Own Contractor?
My husband and I will begin work on our 1904 house this year. It has good bones, but needs a TLC, updates to the kitchen and bath, new roof and winterizing (heating system and insulation). We had planned on being our own GC, doing what work we can ourselves and hiring out what we do not have the skills for (electric, plumbing, gas lines, roofing, heating system, insulation). We have the added bonus of a father who has a good general knowledge of housing issues and would assist us with the "oversee" aspect of being our own GC. I also have the time free to be present and active as a GC and DIYer (as in no 9-5 job to go to).
I wanted to hear about the experiences of other who have acted as their GC and any advice you could offer.