Not many realize that almost any home improvement project can be done by yourself, even the toughest jobs.  There are a variety of excellent resources out there to help do-it-yourself home-owners, including specialty retailers who are devoted to making your projects easier as well as more enjoyable.

Several of these also offer expert tips and convenient tricks online which you can receive in a monthly newsletter right to your inbox.  Some even hold free workshops that will teach you everything you need to know, from choosing the right power tool to paving your walkway.