My stepdad is supposed to be quite the handyman and skilled woodworker.
he put in new floors for mom in the kitchen, and it only took just over a couple of months. Oh, the edges do not go flush to the wall, he needs to buy/make the edging/baseboards. But that will come sometime.
He says he is going to fix the paneling behind the stove, which currently has a plywood board over it, and holes for the electrical wires sticking out if it. I have a baby pic of my son in someone's arms, with the plywood in the background. Said son is now 17 1/2.
Stepdad has currently, at least since before May, been working on new cabinets for mom. This is her on-going kitchen remodel, which began back when my kids were in junior high (now jr and sr in HS)
She told me yesterday that the cabinets are almost done! Well, I was actually almost impressed!
Then she told me that once he finished up the last bit of work, then he has to stain them.
Then he has to re-wire the electrical. That means attic work. Temps are still in the 90's.
then he has to hang them.
then do the knobs/handles.
I realized they may not be done by Christmas.
But, she is saving money by having him do it!
Oh, both are full-time retired, and financially secure.
She would rather be put out for months, and annoyed for years, than pay a contractor to get it done.
We had laminate flooring installed this year and it was done in 1 1/2 days, including moving the furniture, hauling off the carpet, cutting around weird corners, painting and installing matching baseboards, and re-placing the furniture.
I think I got the better deal.