Homeowners really love the "do it yourself" route. In fact, 83 percent of homeowners in 2009 were eager to try their hand at their own home improvements, according to an Angie's List survey. While many small home improvement projects are simply made to be done yourself -- interior painting and faucet replacement come to mind -- there are others that test your skills, knowledge and patience.
These rookie mistakes can lead to serious frustration for homeowners, and at worst, serious injury. Here are the most common mistakes and how to avoid them:
Getting in way too deep
It's just a small project, right? How difficult can it really be? Besides, the YouTube video made it look easy! But soon that weekend job has turned into a month-long nightmare, and