11 biggest remodeling mistakes

Expert tips for a successful fix

Some homeowners get so excited about remodeling jobs that they don’t think through the process.

Focused on the end result, they jump into the project and make major mistakes like choosing a contractor simply because he's the cheapest, hiring someone who doesn’t specialize in the work they’re having done or trying to oversee the job themselves to save money.

Other homeowners let fear stop them from undertaking the projects that would make their homes more beautiful, more comfortable and more enjoyable places to live.

They wonder whether all of the money they're spending will really increase the value of their home, even if the job goes well.

Regardless of which category you fall into, our expert tips will help you avoid the biggest remodeling mistakes. We want you to proceed with confidence and get a successful result.

By Amy Fontinelle
Interest.com Contributing Editor