Next Time, Hire a Pro Vol. 2

Check out these unfortunate home improvements and repairs that don’t quite live up to the term “best practices.” Sometimes it’s best to hire a pro.

Next Time, Hire A Pro

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Next Time, Hire A Pro

It’s true that not all homeowners can afford to hire a professional for every home repair and improvement. But DIY projects or hiring a “buddy” sometimes end up costing more in the long run.

 

Poor Planning

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Poor planing

Who’s fault was this, plumber's or electrician's?

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Unsafe Deck Design

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Dangerous deck

His brother-in-law assured him that footings were overrated.

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Underwhelming Window Well Design

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Underwhelming window well

What are the odds that the plywood is treated?

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Breaker Panel Under the Sink

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Breaker panel hideaway

Which came first the cabinet or the panel? At least it was a short run to the garbage disposal.

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Very thorough roofing

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Thorough roofer

Yes, that is caulk between every joint.

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Inspire plumbing design

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Inspired plumbing

You can only get so wet! Maybe they washed the dishes as they showered?

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Beer Can Panel

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Beer can panel

Hate to say it, but I almost approve of this one. But how do you lose an air intake panel.

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Toilet Elbow Room

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Toilet elbowroom

Gotta wonder about the decision process on this one.

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