How to Avoid Costly Home Renovation Mistakes

Home renovation before and after
Home renovations can be costly, but making mistakes can be financially devastating and dangerous. (DepositPhotos)

Renovations can be costly (with the average project ranging betweeen $2,000 and $4,000) and mistakes can be dangerous.

While some projects are OK to do yourself, it’s important to know when to hire a pro — like anything requiring structural changes.

And even if you tackle the project alone, you need to know what’s behind your walls — never drill, cut or nail into a wall without first locating studs, live electrical wires and plumbing — before you hang anything.

This infographic outlines what DIYers should know before swinging that sledgehammer, or even hanging a picture.



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