If you are gonna DIY...DIR!
Oh, I've made the mistake of getting some bright ideas from HGTV. I have attended the DIY Educational Sessions at our Local Lowes Home Improvement Stores. When something in my home needs repaired or renovated, I'll admit...I google it. And sometimes, I can do it myself. But if you are going to Do It Yourself, please...Do It Right! Especially if you are trying to sell your property.
One of my biggest disasters was when the Master Bath Tub needed to be refinished. I did my research online, I visited the local Hardware Store and asked a hundred questions. Heck...I could do it myself, No Problem. Well, I was WRONG! I did it myself, but it looked like @#%@#! The original plan was to save a couple hundred bucks. In the long run, it cost me a couple hundred bucks more.
My brother in law (whom I love very much), decided to save a few hundred dollars by installing his own wood laminate flooring. From a distance, It looks great! If you look closely, the flooring is buckling in several places, the trim work isn't quite right, and if a buyer were considering buying the property, you better believe they would notice the flaws.
I always leave electrical work to the experts. I would never try to replace my own roof, and other than replacing a gasket in my toilet, I always call a licensed plumber for my pipe needs. Last summer when my Air Conditioner died...I did a little research and followed the trouble shooting guide to find that the Drain pipe had clogged and had filled the drain pan causing the automatic off switch to activate. We were able to fix the problem ourselves, and saved a hefty house call fee.
So, while it may look easy enough on your favorite Home Improvement show or website, do your research and make sure that you can indeed DIY and DIR!