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3 common home improvement mistakes [Video]

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11:44:34 AM

Home improvement projects are like Rome: They often aren't finished in a day. Also, they cost a lot of money, so it is best to avoid mistakes that will waste your precious time and the funds you've sunk into a remodeling project. 

There are a number of mistakes that homeowners make all of the time when remodeling. One common one is undertaking two projects out of sequence, according to the Utah-based Deseret News. For example, if you replace your windows, the architectural design of your whole home could change. This will certainly change any future projects you had planned, creating extra work for you. Instead, plan projects simultaneously so that you know how they will affect each other. 

Another mistake that homeowners often make when starting a remodel is simply gutting the room they intend to overhaul, the news source explained. Taking a sledgehammer to that wall you hate so much sounds like a dream come true, but it may not be the right approach. Gutting a room before planning the project could turn a simple remodel into a long-term overhaul. 

One more common mistake homeowners make is dropping out of touch with the project after it begins. Sure, you may have hired someone to do the work for you, but if you're not paying attention you might miss a mistake that will be much more costly to fix later on. 

Avoiding common home improvement mistakes will ensure your investments don't go to waste.