Tips for avoiding DIY disasters

Tips for avoiding DIY disastersPeople thinking of undertaking DIY projects and home improvement schemes in the near future have been given some advice on how to avoid some common mistakes which could leave their plans in ruins.

According to Home & Garden Television (HGTV), it is firstly important to remember to find out as much information as possible about any building permits that might be needed before starting out on the project.

DIYers should also take necessary measures to make sure they are safe at all times, such as avoiding overloading electricity outlets and wearing goggles, it said.

In addition, people should also be well prepared whether installing new flooring or doing a simple paint job - subfloors and vapour barriers are needed when fitting laminate flooring or hardwood floors, while primer must not be forgotten when adding that lick of paint.

HGTV offers information, advice and inspiration for homeowners both on television and online, while people can sign up for regular email alerts, which tell them about exclusive projects sweepstakes and new store items.

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