If you have HGTV backing you to help remodel your home, then the idea of tearing apart your kitchen or bathroom doesn’t seem so scary.
While do-it-yourself projects can potentially help you save money, they don’t all come easy. A recently released survey from ImproveNet shows that almost two-thirds of homeowners regret not calling in a professional on at least one of their projects.
Various home improvement DIY projects might seem like a cake walk – until you’re halfway through and realize you’ve bit off more than you can chew.
The biggest remodel that brought the highest stress was installing floor tiles – particularly in the master bath. Why? Well, making sure the ceramic tile is level and grouted correctly can be painstakingly frustrating and tricky.
The survey shows that 55% of homeowners took longer to complete a project than originally expected – luckily, only 8% of survey responders said their homes were damaged because of their remodel attempts.
Here are the top 10 most regretted DIY home improvement projects:
- Installing floor tiles
- Replacing a ceiling
- Refinishing hardwood floors
- Installing carpets
- Finishing the basement
- Installing hardwood floors
- Refinishing cabinetry
- Installing sprinklers
- Installing showers and baths
- Painting home interiors
Renovating on your own can make you feel like a hero once it’s completed – just make sure the remodeling project is within your wheelhouse.