I LOVE tools! I love watching HGTV, I loved watching Norm Abram in the New Yankee Workshop, I loved watching my dad build things in my garage. I’m a handy sort – not a skilled handy sort, but I do love it.
If you are just starting out, familiarize yourself with tools. If there is a community college that has construction classes, sign up! (My husband and I took two semesters of Basement Remodeling. I can’t count it for my post-college hours, but it’s one of the best classes I ever took.) The main reason I think it’s important is that you’re not at the mercy of someone else to hang a shelf or build a little something.