I have got to love DIY, it is so satisfying and rewarding and also saves you money, so get involved, it isn’t that difficult. And if you have friends who understand DIY or even better are professionals, then barter, you may be good at IT, so use your skills to help them. This is a great way to get things done on the cheap.
I find windows, mirrors, glass doors a lovely way to enhance your home, so if you have a friendly glazier, then bingo, you are in, they can produce amazing bespoke pieces of mirror to enhance tour home or coloured glass for the kitchen. Beautiful things to help you and you can do your IT thing or paint or plumb or whatever you do to help them.
Barter, bargain or pay for it, but there is always a way to get things done at home. My local glazier is a friend, I help with his IT and I find a lot of trades people are not IT literate, so bingo again, I am, so I help him and he does amazing things for me with glass and mirrors. I have to mention his website as he is great; MaidstoneGlass247.co.uk.