Having a home, somewhere to store your stuff and do with sort of as you please is fantastic. However homes can quickly become money pits as you have to shell out for things to be fixed, want to upgrade outdated items and generally want to keep it working and in ship shape.
So of course the subject of DIY arises. The problem is many of us are not skilled trade people. We are more likely to cut our wood in wavy artistic lines than the straight square edged pieces we need. More likely to ruin twice as much material as is needed for the job and quickly an attempt to be handy and save a little cash on a simple project ends up costing way more than just paying a professional.
There are many cases where you should just pay a professional but of course there are also many cases where, if confident enough, you can successfully tackle the job yourself.
Here are my tips for making sure DIY stays cheap.