Norma Vally, host of the Seattle-produced Toolbelt Diva home improvement show which recently aired on the Discovery Home Channel, warns women not to undertake the job of general contracting on a whim.She
says it is imperative to first do some soul-searching.Ask yourself tough questions - and answer them honestly: "Do I really have the time to do this?And do I really have the know-how to make these (contracting) decisions?"
"This should not be taken lightly at all," Vally
said in a telephone interview from her
Los Angeles home.She
also recommends doing all the research on the project before getting started and "having the name of a reliable professional handy just in case you get in over your head."
, who motivates women to take on home improvement projects all over the country, says women have always had the ability to take on such projects - just not the opportunity."I've never understood why growing up there were such differences between boys and girls," she