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I’m an interiors expert – here are 9 classic DIY mistakes that make your home look cheap
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FROM sprucing up your living room with a lick of fresh paint to retiling the bathroom – we all do DIY with the aim of making our home look more luxurious.
However, sometimes our efforts can backfire and do more harm than good, which is obviously the last thing you want after working so hard to improve your property.
Here interior design expert and home stylist Georgina Burnett, who has featured on This Morning and vlogs for The Home Genie, reveals the common DIY errors you're making that could actually cheapen your home.
Failing to prepare
As the old saying goes – failing to prepare is preparing to fail, and this is particularly true when it comes to DIY tasks.
Georgina says: "There is a YouTube video out there on just about any DIY task, so there is no excuse for jumping in without the know-how.
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"Additionally, skipping the prep part of a job will ensure that the result is rubbish.
"It’s usually the most boring and lengthy bit of any home improvement project, but giving it the time it needs will pay dividends.
"For example, if you’re painting anything, you usually want to have sanded and filled beforehand.
"Otherwise the lumps and bumps will look like your surfaces have cellulite."
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