At the beginning of a home improvement project, there’s a lot of hope, optimism and excitement. You’re imagining the finished product but haven’t ran into problems yet.

And there are always problems. If you’re DIYing, you might get in over your head skill-wise. Hiring a contractor comes with its own headaches, often schedule related.

Then there’s the mess and inconvenience. Drywall dust is an insidious substance. And living without a kitchen or bath sucks.

So before you start your next project, consult this cootie catcher to see how it’s all going to unfold.

Download this PDF, print, fold and find your fortune.