25 Biggest Renovating Mistakes

by DIY Maven

 

25 Biggest Renovating Mistakes

 

HGTV asked their experts and they have spoken. These, ladies and gentlemen, are the 25 Biggest Home Renovating Mistakes renovators make. From least biggest (?) to the biggest of the big, here they are:

25. Gutting Everything

24. Buying Cheap Materials

23. Excessive Use of Duct Tape 

22. Inaccurate Measurements

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10 Most Common Mistakes of DIY'ers.

by Chris Gardner

Trying something the first time is gonna lead to a few fluff ups. Here's a well assembled list of ten to keep in mind as you embrace a new project.

10 Most Common Mistakes of DIY'ers.

1. Failing to make a budget. 2. Overestimating their abilities.

 

3. Not having the right tools. 4. Failing to take proper safety precautions.

 

5. Failing to recognize the scope of a project. 6. Not having enough help. 7. Failing to read directions...

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Lace Chair... The Beta Version

by Lilybee

I wanted to share a project that didn't work out as well as I hoped but that I still think has potential. 

So. I saw one of these chairs in a furniture store window and instantly fell in love. In real life they are even prettier, they're translucent, so it looks like the lace is just hanging there in the air. Beautiful.

So beautiful, in fact that I was prompted to drag myself and the kid's buggy up a great big flight of stairs and into the...

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25 Biggest Decorating Mistakes

by DIY Maven

25 Biggest Decorating Mistakes

Recently I caught a re-run of a special that had appeared on HGTV a while back. A panel of decorators discussed the 25 biggest decorating mistakes people make. From least offensive to most, here’s the experts’ list.

 

25. ‘Contour’ toilet rugs

24. Too many photos displayed

23. Ignoring your entry way/foyer

22. Exposed cables—of the media variety

21. Out of place, themed rooms (a Bali bedroom in Alaska would be a no-no)

20. Outdated...

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