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Stop! Don’t Make These 30 Home Makeover Mistakes

After watching dozens of DIY and home makeover TV shows like Fixer Upper on HGTV, you might feel like you have practically become an interior designer by proxy. However, a lot of people are sadly mistaken, and their own projects end up being a disaster. Before you dive head-first into a home makeover, make sure you read these 30 most common mistakes. It could save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in the long run.

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30. Trying To Accomplish Everything By Yourself

It’s great to be an independently-minded woman or man. (Go you!) However, it is a huge mistake to think that one person can do 100% of the work on a home remodel. No matter how many YouTube tutorials you watch, that will not make up for the fact that some projects need two or more people to get it done.

There will also be projects (like electrical work, roofing, and plumbing) where if you get something wrong, it could mean seriously risking your personal health and safety. In fact, many people have to go to school or work through apprenticeships in order to learn various areas of construction. Please hire professionals when it comes to these heavy-duty projects.

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