The Top 5 Don'ts of Home Improvement

When it comes to home improvement, many experts from many walks of life will have different opinions on what you should, and shouldn't, do. But there are some things that all home improvement professionals agree should not be done.

Here – in no particular order – are the top 5 don'ts of home improvement:

  DON'T remodel when a full demo job is needed. If the foundation of the house is shoddy, or there is some other irreparable damage done to a house as a result of time or natural disaster, it's better to demo the entire house and start all over again than it is to simply do what amounts to a “patch job” of remodeling one room or another.

•  DON'T get too crazy with “themes.” While you may think that an “under the sea” theme is cute for your bathroom – and there's no question that, in theory, it certainly is – it will look ridiculous if the rest of your house is, say, Colonial or Craftsman themed.

  DON'T ignore safety. This may seem self-evident, but you'd be amazed how many people cut corners to save a few dollars…which only ends up costing them more money to repair the issues created as an end result.

  DON'T underestimate the importance of a subfloor. You may think you only need a subfloor in a cooler climate, or in a basement or other damp area, but in reality, the subfloor is essential to prevent buckling hardwood. In addition, a proper subfloor will aid in both insulation (keeping things cool in the summer and warm in the winter) and soundproofing.

  DON'T forget the permits. It may be annoying to have to deal with the proverbial red tape of your local government, but it's better to spend a few hundred dollars in necessary permits than a few thousand dollars in unnecessary fines!

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