Renovations can cost a lot of money, especially if you’re hiring a contractor, which alone can cost thousands of dollars. So many people seek to save up on the cost of the reno by taking on DIY projects or doing all the work by themselves. If there’s one thing Americans love, after all, is building things with their own two hands. It can be one of the most satisfying things, knowing you’ve built things for your own home.
However, renovating a home by yourself is easier said than done, and it requires a lot of hard work and the proper knowledge and skills to complete the task perfectly. Anyone who’s ever tried to assemble furniture they bought at Ikea can tell you building stuff on your own isn’t as easy as it looks. There always seems to be a missing screw, or you can’t quite figure out where the different parts are supposed to do. It can be really frustrating. Renovating a home is very similar, only much, much harder to do.
Saving money on renovations isn’t always worth the while, since many times you end up regretting doing just that. With all the measuring, cutting, fitting, and assembling together – anyone who’s not a professional contractor can end up making very serious mistakes and end up with a gigantic mess on their hands. All you have to do is make a little miscalculation and you might mess up something huge you’ll be stuck with for years.
Some of the people who chose to do this ended up with serious fails in their home renovations, and we have the photographic evidence for it that will have you laughing out loud. Clearly these people needed to leave their renovation projects to much more capable hands, and if they did hire a contractor to do it – perhaps that contractor should consider another line of profession.
People have managed to screw things up so badly, from wrongly placing doors and windows, blocking entire rooms, and combining bathrooms with dining rooms. Some of these home renovation fails are purely cosmetic, while others render objects useless or even hazardous. Either way, these disasters certainly don’t belong in anyone’s dream home, and it’s safe to say that some people should just stick to their day jobs.