Josh Temple's 10 Remodeling Dos and Don'ts

Josh Temple, licensed contractor and host of DIY Network's House Crashers and Disaster House , has advice on how to properly prepare for a remodel.
folding carpenters ruler gives nod to remodeling

folding carpenters ruler gives nod to remodeling

Adjustable rule forming 'house-shape' amongst tools on wooden surface

Photo by: Martin Poole

Martin Poole

Adjustable rule forming 'house-shape' amongst tools on wooden surface

Don't start a home remodeling project without being fully prepared. Expert Josh Temple shares his top 10 dos and don'ts to get you ready for your next big project.

1. Don't remove things from your house you don't recognize -- it may be important.

2. Do allow for waste or error when buying material -- always get an extra 10 percent.

3. Do be prepared for what's behind the drywall or plaster.

4. Don't mess with structural framing without an engineer.

5. Don't believe that hard work will make up for knowing what you're doing.

6. Don't stop a project mid-way.

7. Don't put holes in the roof, plumbing lines, electrical wiring or gas lines.

8. Do know how to properly use the tools needed for the project.

9. Do realize that a home remodeling project always costs more than you think it will.

10. Do, unfortunately, say goodbye to football games, concerts and road trips for at least a month.

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