This Old House's top 5 remodeling mistakes


This Old House recently put together a video with the top five mistakes people make when remodeling their homes.

Committing this list to memory could save you thousands of dollars. Here are the tips:

  1. Don't hire a general contractor who gives you bad vibes, and don't try to do it yourself on a big project.

  2. When you collect bids from prospective remodelers, make sure that the bids are detailed!

  3. Never say "While you're at it. . . " Make a plan and stick with it.

  4. Don't change your plan. It can lead to budget overruns and timing problems.

  5. Don't ignore hidden things.

Check out the video below for the details:

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