Stumbled upon this forum and loved the great information! My husband and I live in a turn of the (last) century cottage that is beautiful but needs a lot of attention. I am not great at DIY (yet) but my hubby is-- and I'm not afraid to try doing anything myself and he always goes with the pros so we balance out somewhere in the middle.
Best DIY tip I ever received: using "Scrubbing Bubbles" to get nicotine out of plaster walls. I look forward to see what else I can pick up from all the DIYers on this site!