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12 Home Improvement Shortcuts That Are a Bad Idea

U.S. News & World Report Logo By Devon Thorsby of U.S. News & World Report | Slide 1 of 14: Doing a little home improvement on your own can be a greatway to cut costs on a project. But you can find yourself having to do a projectover again or in the middle of a dangerous situation if you don’t have a firmgrasp of what you’re doing – no matter how many YouTube videosyou’ve watched. Home inspection and contracting professionals weigh in on someof the most common do-it-yourself hacks that are a major don’t.

Measuring twice is still a thing.

Doing a little home improvement on your own can be a great way to cut costs on a project. But you can find yourself having to do a project over again or in the middle of a dangerous situation if you don’t have a firm grasp of what you’re doing – no matter how many YouTube videos you’ve watched. Home inspection and contracting professionals weigh in on some of the most common do-it-yourself hacks that are a major don’t.
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