What’s the best part about DIY? You get to do it yourself! What’s the worst part about DIY? You have to do it yourself. Turns out a recent survey found that 40 percent of homeowners wish they hadn’t done a DIY project in their home and 50 percent were unhappy with the outcome of their DIY project. Those numbers are troubling. But knowing why people are unhappy with the results and what went wrong can help you avoid the same mistakes! That way you can end up with a finished product that you love. Let’s see what professional designer bloggers have to say about their DIY mistakes and regrets.
What are the biggest DIY regrets of these bloggers? One blogger chose to stain her hardwood with a very dark, distinguished stain. However, although the color looks great against her gray walls, the color is extremely hard to keep clean. Every piece of dust shows up against the color. Another blogger was in the middle of a major DIY overhaul that left her with a door that opened into thin air. Instead of fixing it right then and there she let her budget get in the way. Now if she wants to fix it she’ll have to tear everything up again. She should have taken care of the problem while everything was still under construction.
When it comes to home improvement projects that these bloggers would recommend tackling as DIYs, they have plenty of great ideas and success stories. Any type of home painting project is one that can be realistically completed by people with any range of skills. Adding tile to a backsplash is another great DIY project. Installing board and batten is another project that’s completely manageable from a DIY perspective. These bloggers have also managed to successfully DIY bathroom renovations, master closet overhauls, and mimicking the look of wallpaper using sharpie markers.
One of the most important aspects of a DIY project is knowing whether or not it’s the right project for you to actually do yourself! Check out all the advice about DIY projects from these bloggers in the article below!
Read the full article here: Do’s & Don’ts: Advice from Actual DIYers