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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.