I'm currently subduing the fizzing excitement of buying first house, which is in need of total renovation.
Everything needs doing (non-structural).
I'm not ham-fisted but then I'm starting late in life for home ownership and have no well-practiced man/home-skills other than painting & minor repairs (which is pretty emasculating seeing some of the posts on here!).
Any experience to share of what I should learn how to do myself, versus getting someone in to do it? First job is bathroom, it needs ripping out and replacing asap, then everything else I will do at my own pace once moved in (including relaying a borked, very cracked, concrete driveway).
Just random experience please! (and if you know a good plumber, tiler and plasterer in Leeds area that would also be helpful)