There is something deeply, primally satisfying about owning a home and providing shelter for those we love.

But once we have those houses, we humans also apparently have a deep-seated drive to "improve" them, by which I mean "totally screw them up by trying to make repairs ourselves." It's time for most of us to admit that we don't know what we're doing when it comes to home repairs, or else all of our lovely houses will end up looking like the homes in this post.

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This toilet is a notch above the rest. (via Yahoo!)

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If you don't, my dog will get out. WAIT, WHERE IS MY DOG?! (via recRealtor)

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Just a hairdryer shy of a proper repair.

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I think I'll just knock. Or run away. Yeah, I'm gonna go with run away. (via Distractify)

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It's our fun way of saying "mom, you can move in with us, but we never want you to leave your room." (via Awesome Inventions)

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Natty Water. (via The Chive)

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For the homeowner who loves DIY repairs, but hates living. (via Yahoo!)

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It was "bring your guy who knows nothing about demolition to the demolition site" day.

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And from that point on, nobody in the family ever used silverware again. Around town, they were called the "No Silverware Winooskis." (via recRealtor)

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This DIY fan is on the up-and-up, by which I mean it's up on the ceiling.

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The inspiration for my rap name, Crouch 2 Crap. (via Awesome Inventions)

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