My wife and I are very handy people.
We also like to save money and don’t trust professionals.
Too many times in our life a professional has messed things up. The baseboards around our home are always freezing cold in the winter. This is because the professional was lazy and did not put in enough insulation. We have piping that leaks in the bathroom. The plumber installed it wrong and then covered up his mistake so we can’t access the pipe. We also had a guy drywall over plugs before. Rather than pay professional and fix their mistakes, we make our own. I don’t mind fixing my own error. I save money on the installation at least. My wife and I have gotten more and more daring too. Our most recent thing is that we installed our own heater. We bought hydronic heating for the home. We already had the boiler system in the basement. We just needed to add piping and put in within the floorboards. Then new flooring goes over top. We had tiles, grout and a tile cutter for the new floors. We just needed to buy and install the piping. Through online videos and consulting information online about heating installation, the two of us did it. Was the heating installation like a professional would do? No, but I think we got pretty close. We took our time and carefully placed the piping so every corner is getting heat. In a few years we might need to rip it up and repair it, but for now it is good.