I’m a pretty handy guy. I always have been. When I was small, I was the kid all the other kids came to to repair or assemble their toys. When my house burned down, one of the very first things I did was replace my basic hand and power tools.
I was a professional window covering installer for 20 years. I’ve done parquet floors with complex patterns, repaired tiled tub areas, done plumbing and some electrical, and when I was younger I had the ambition to build my own house, doing much of the labor myself.
There’s lots of stuff now that I’m just too old to want or feel able to do, but I’ve also learned enough over the years to know that there’s stuff I just should NOT mess with.
Everyone has their own individual limits based on their particular knowledge, talents and experience, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that your average homeowner is more likely than not to overestimate his/her personal abilities, or underestimate the difficulty of the job at hand.
In that vein, I am including below an article from FOXNews Business which I think should be read by anyone currently contemplating a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project.