Just because you're handy with a hammer and know your way around a wrench doesn't mean that DIY is the way to go. Sometimes calling in a professional is necessary.
But how to know? The people at AZ Big Media have some suggestions.
If the city requires work permits, you're better off getting a licensed pro for the job. Certainly if making a mistake could damage the home or its value. They also note when selling, DIY repairs might turn off potential buyers.
That said, for small jobs that are easy to tackle, by all means, give it a go yourself. The site says if you can maintain a zen-like state when mishaps occur, you might be able to handle DIY. Also if repairs and painting are your hobbies, then the task won't feel like work.