Choosing to do some DIY at home could save you a fortune.
Whether you've decided to create a wall or revamp furniture in your home, it's fun when you've got a plan.
But sometimes when you hit a slump you might find yourself not knowing what to do next.
It could be that you've chosen the wrong colour scheme or got a bit too ambitious with your ideas.
However, people could make quite a few DIY mistakes without realising when they've begun a project on their own.
So are you guilty of making any of these nine blunders at home?
If you want a project to run smoothly, you're going to have to measure things.
Whether it's cutting strips of wallpaper or wood, it's best to have a tape measure nearby.
It could be that a table you've got in the garage might not actually fit the living room door.
Forgetting to prep properly
Before you begin the fun part, it's important to have a game plan.
When it comes to things like painting, you might find some streaks on your walls if you haven't sanded the place properly.
It could even result in some uneven mess on your walls.
Not using a spirit level
DIY hacks will have used the words "it looks straight to me" when hammering a nail into a shelf bracket.
But in some cases when standing backwards you might find it's a little bit wonkier than you think.
So no matter how confident you are, don't forget your spirit level.
Too many colours
It's fine if you want to use many colours when decorating, but sometimes it can ruin the room.
When you've put all the furniture in you might find things in the colour department are a bit too much.
So instead of going wild, sometimes keep it simple.
Not testing colours
Experts advise DIY hacks to test pots of paint to see what different shades look like, rather than trusting the tin.
There's nothing worse than painting a whole room – only to find that it's not what you want.
So don't forget to test your colours first.
Buying the wrong paint
Just like not testing the colours, you might have actually bought the wrong paint.
It could be that you've picked up a bucket of gloss finish when you wanted matte.
Buying the wrong paint could even bring you back to square one with the sandpaper if you're not too careful.
Not asking for help
Plenty of DIY mistakes can be avoided if people ask for help.
Some jobs might even need an extra pair of hands as well.
So don't be shy, ask for help.
Buying cheap materials
It's fine to complete a project on a budget but the last thing you want is to pick up cheap materials.
In fact, sometimes it might cost you even more when you have to buy something again because it snapped.
Maybe do your research first before buying things too quickly.
Give yourself more time
Any DIY guru will tell you that the most confident home improver never leaves enough time to complete their masterpiece.
So leave yourself some more time, what's the rush for?
Especially now when we're all cooped up at home you've got all the time in the world to take it easy.