DIY Flops: The Most Costly and Time-Consuming Projects People Attempt and Fail
Click here to view original web page at www.realtor.com If you’ve been bitten by the DIY bug, few things are as satisfying as completing a home improvement project. It can help you save money, provide a sense of accomplishment, and serve as an outlet for your stress. But when DIY projects go wrong, they can waste your time and blow your budget out of the water. Porch.com surveyed more than 1,000 people to identify the projects that most people attempt and fail, as well as how much time and money it'll take to fix the mistake. "On average, when DIYers made a mistake [on these projects], it cost them $310 and took five and a half hours longer to complete the job," says Amanda Woolley, senior communications manager at Porch. So when the time comes to renovate your home, be mindful of the following stats if you plan on DIYing one of the projects below. For each of the highlighted refurbishments, our experts give guidance on how to avoid making a serious DIY flop.