My husband watches the home improvement shows on HGTV and gets motivated. But when the project does not come together as fast and efficiently as he would like he gets discourage.
Know that my husband has completed many projects, and has done a good job. When he applies what he learns from the experts at home depot store. But if he runs into a problem then he does become discouraged and tends to shut the door and then gets angry with the HGTV shows because they are not reality.
The home improvement show shows the realtor and his brother; one guy and the home owners doing all the work and this makes my husband think he can do the same. Normally the show indicates that an entire house is renovated in a matter of 3 to 4 weeks. I say Nope, NO Way, Not reality. I am certain there is entire design team working behind the scenes to get the design project completed.
If you want to do the home improvement yourself the best thing that you can do is have a plan of what you want to accomplish, make a list and design a project makeover, get that design checked by a contractor to make sure it works with your floor plan and then do the work yourself or hire a handyman.
Finish the entire home project before moving onto something else. That is the only way to take on a house renovation without getting overwhelmed and frustrated. Plus remember that the HGTV shows have a design team working on the project and it is never one or two people doing the work.