You've probably heard the saying, “Measure twice, cut once.” But when it comes to home improvement, another useful bit of advice—always learn from others' mistakes—is just as pertinent. If you're planning a home improvement project, either now or in the years to come, adequate preparation and research can save you loads of cash, and stave off a serious case of remodeler's remorse. Read on to discover some of the most common mistakes that homeowners make, so you'll be able to DIY smarter when it's your turn.
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