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Infographic: Avoid DIY Mistakes

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By on Apr 8, 2019
Infographic: Avoid DIY Mistakes

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I'm sure you've seen enough home improvement shows to know that even the best thought out plans can sometimes end in disaster. You can research, budget and prepare but sometimes the unexpected can and will happen.

If this has happened to you, you're not alone. See the graphic below, from our friends at JobSiteImage, to learn more about other homeowners and their DIY discoveries.

When a DIY disaster happens, it's time to talk to a pro. The good news that ImproveNet can help you connect with contractors in your area for free. Contact a contractor today.

Avoid A DIY Disaster

As you can see in the graphic above, there are a lot of surprises that can occur during your DIY project, big or small. Can you imagine removing a wall or pulling up a floor to find something as unusual as cash or teeth? I sure can't. However, these surprises are minimal compared to the potential, and expensive, damages that can be done to a home if you don't understand all the risks of a DIY project.

One of the first things you can do to avoid a DIY disaster is always kept a first aid kit on hand. Safety should always be top-of-mind during any home improvement project. While you can review safety guidelines, such as the 3-to-1 ladder rule, you should always have first aid nearby.

Another thing you can do is budget appropriately for extra material if needed due to a mistake. We always recommend adding 10% when picking out paint, flooring, tile and other materials. See our project calculators for more.

Finally, know that a pro is always nearby when you need help. If you're taking on a large remodeling project, you might want to get a contractor's help on plumbing, electrical and other areas that require specialized knowledge. Let us help you connect with contractors in your area for free.

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