When I say that the last think you like to see is something that needs to be fixed on the house. It costs money and it costs time. Most of us just hire someone and can become extremely frustrated when contractors don't show up, overcharge and even hide information to extract more information. There is a joy in conducting much of your own home repairs as long as you are willing to take your time and do things the right way. A couple of rules come to mind.
1.) Take Your Time: The number one problem with house repairs is people not taking their time. They rush and make big mistakes.
2.) Learn, Read and Ask Questions: Go online, read and ask people how to do something.
3.) Analyze what your going to do? Analyze what you are going to do before you get ready.
4.) Take measurements: Make sure you understand the sizes and lengths you will need.
5.) Reinforce everything: You may think you have enough but reinforce things when you can.
6.) Safety First: Make sure everything is done in a safe and sufficient manner.
7.) Be Proud: Be happy you were able to do the work yourself in a safe and effective manner. You learned a lot.