Top 25 Biggest Renovating Mistakes

From ignoring prep work and safety to setting unrealistic budgets, find out how to avoid these mistakes and more when renovating.

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Skipping the Prep Work

"Do it the right way, right away," says Carey. "You shouldn't avoid your prep work. You want to take the time to do it right and right from the beginning."

Contractor Jim Collins says, "It's a horrible, tedious process, and nobody likes it, but it saves so much time later on down the way. And that's what you're trying to do: save yourself money and time."

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