I did 100% of the work myself. Every drop of paint, every single tile, even the electrical and plumbing. I am so proud of how it came out.
I have been carefully recording all the costs as well.. and even after spending $2000 for new Bosch appliances the total still came to less than $3500 for the whole thing. EVERYTHING. To pay a contractor to do it, it would have easily been double that. I promise I will write up a detailed budget breakdown in the future.
I'm so thrilled with how it came out. It is so different, and worth every penny! It was just as satisfying than the previous kitchen renovation I did on the Money Pit 1.0.