You may not realize it yet, but you need general contractors. Even if you retiled your bathroom lately and painted your new nursery, you may even have rewired your electric wiring all on your own. But now you decide on a do-it-yourself renovation of your kitchen. So you go to the local home depot and find out that it is more than a hammer to the nail kind of job. After researching further into becoming your very own carpenter, you encounter terms you have never heard of, like backings, roll-top counters, drop-in sinks. Later on, you find out major home improvements are not your forte.