Call me Zel. I'm 30 y/o, and have been trying to do things myself all my life. A few years ago, my then girlfriend (now wife), and I bought our first house. It was about 16 years old and needed alot of work. We immediately gutted and redid the kitchen, replaced 850 sq ft or carpet with laminate flooring, and refinished the powder room.
We recently got married and decided to redo the master bath and bedroom, before we bought nice furniture to put in.
I love doing things myself. I will try to do anything myself before paying someone to do it. I come from a family of carpenters, auto body/mechanics, dockbuilders, and pile drivers. I wish I would have found this site a long time ago! Cheers!