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You’ve spent three months looking over paint swatches and now you’re finally ready to make a decision. But as soon as you finish the first coat of Blue Marlin, you’re wishing you had gone with Iceberg instead.
Paint is pretty easy to change. But other home updates can cost you more than just a lost weekend. Take a look at these common remodeling mistakes before you start your next project:
1. You Underestimate the Timeframe
It was supposed to take one afternoon to install the new plank-style wood flooring in your bedroom. Now you’re sleeping in the living room and your project is far from complete.
The Takeaway: Be realistic from the beginning and allow yourself plenty of time to deal with unforeseen challenges.
2. You Cut Corners on Materials
You’re heartbroken to learn that the 99-cent backsplash you found is hard to install and not very durable. It didn’t take long to crack one of the tiles.
The Takeaway: Keep quality in mind, read consumer reviews and don’t let thriftiness cloud your vision.
3. You Should Have Hired a Professional
Building a new set of front entrance stairs seems manageable according to the YouTube videos you’ve watched. But before you know it, you’re in way over your head.
The Takeaway: When a project involves heavy lifting or specific skills, it’s best to turn to a pro for help.
4. You End Up Going Way Over Budget
You just wanted to pull out some old carpet in the basement and add a simple wall. Now, you’re waterproofing and managing mold (and you surpassed your budget several days ago).
The Takeaway: A thorough inspection from a trusted contractor can reveal the true scope of the work that needs to be done.
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