We've all attempted a DIY project at least once. Some of us make a habit of it, and get better at following directions or using safety precautions. Others... don't.

If you're considering a home remodel, DIY or otherwise, here are two things you must do:

1) Hit up the Maine Home & Remodeling Show this weekend. More than 180 exhibitors are scheduled to be at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on February 16th and 17th.

2) Watch the video below for what-not-to-do inspo. That is, question your ability to execute this task all by yourself and call in the experts. If you're still dead set on doing it yourself, at least attend the home show to learn everything you need to before your attempt, mmkay?

These home improvement fails are from America's Funniest Home Videos, so they're pretty hilarious. But keep in mind, remodel mishaps are rarely this funny in real life. Get the support and preparation you need before regretting taking a hammer to your own home!