When I bought my first house, I was not financially able to buy a move in ready home so I bought a fixer upper. It is in my nature to do things for myself but remodeling a home was a completely different animal. Most of my education came from YouTube videos and my results are far from professional but my house is in a far better condition than when I bought it. This section will cover some of my DIY projects over the last couple years.
My belief: At worst, I will just have to pay someone to fix my mistakes and do it right.
What I gained: A new skill-set, an ability to estimate the cost of a remodel, a more pleasant home, and preferences for the next home that I buy.