Doing your own home renovations and repairs may sound like a great idea, but do-it-yourself doesn’t always work out quite the way we’d like it to. Make sure you don’t end up with regrets … and maybe even a major disaster area in your home … by learning these strategies for successful DIY.

Do your research. Do your homework and find out as many details as you can about your planned project before you begin. The internet is an obvious source of information, but pay a few visits to home improvement centers or suppliers’ showrooms as well to get a clearer sense of how the materials you’d like to use will actually look and feel.

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