Do you find yourself watching home improvement videos for your new house on YouTube or TikTok and going “Hey that’s not so hard! I can do that too!”
After all, you just spent good money on your new home (especially in this market yikes!) and you deserve to have your home look as fabulous as it possibly can. But before you rush out to your local hardware store or order that new bathroom vanity off Amazon, we invite you to explore these 10 Home Owner DIY fails and learn from their doom:
#1 The door handle that was so close yet so far off:
#2: The cat door for the gravity defying feline in your life.
#3: When you realize, in hindsight, that you really should’ve emptied the closet before you painted it.
#4 You didn’t want to open your drawers all the way right? (If our inspectors had a nickel for every time we saw this during a new construction inspection…)
#5 The counter that shows us why measuring is important.
#6 When you’re installing paneling one way or another, and curses on any light socket that tries to stop you.
#7 Open concept kitchens are all the rage, but who wants to move the refrigerator?
#8 Oh you wanted to be able to close the door? Yeah…bit of a problem there mate…
#9 Almost, but missed the spot (or sink in this case).
#10 This good boy is so happy to have “helped” with the new garage floor. He’ll send you the invoice next week.
Honorable Mention: While not quite a home renovation fail, this DIY jean chair is the perfect house warming gift for anyone in your life that wants to sit on a curled-up, denim spider from hell.
Thank you for reading!