From ignoring prep work and safety to setting unrealistic budgets, find out how to avoid these mistakes and more when renovating.
“There are really three problems with using the wrong tool: You can wreck the tool, you can wreck the project you’re working on and you can wreck yourself,” notes Spike Carelsen, former executive editor of Family Handyman.
The most important things you can have on a job site for your own personal safety are goggles to protect your eyes, ear protection to protect your hearing and gloves to protect your hands from splinters, nails and such,” says Jim. “(Also) a good set of boots because there are nails and sharp objects everywhere. The last thing is, you must have a first-aid kit.”