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18 Common Reno Mistakes You’ll Probably Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Home renovations can seem really simple when you watch how things get pulled together on a 30-minute TV show. I mean sure, there’s the odd “oh no” moment, but every problem has a solution, right? I’m a big advocate for the DIY community, and I love encouraging reno rookies to get creative. That being said, I’ve seen some pretty strange stuff. Here are the most common renovation mishaps I’ve encountered, and how you can fix or avoid them altogether.

Brian McCourt is a contractor, design expert and co-host of HGTV Canada’s Backyard Builds.



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