New Survey Says *This* Is the DIY Project People Regret Most

When it comes to DIY, you live and you learn. Some things, like refurbishing an IKEA bookshelf with chalk paint, are a breeze. Others, like rewiring your kitchen, are best left to professionals. 

In the spirit of new year, new DIY projects, asked 2,000 Americans who’ve dabbled in DIY what, if any, projects they felt remorseful over. Of these aspiring Chip and Joanna Gaineses, 63 percent said they regretted at least one of their home reno projects and 33 percent said they even had to call in a professional to fix their mess.

So what topped the list of DIY projects gone wrong? Installing floor tiles, replacing ceilings and refinishing hardwood floors ranked one, two and three, while installing carpet and finishing a basement rounded out the top five.

There you have it: Before you find yourself in a floor tile DIY Pinterest deep dive think again and call an expert. Love the confidence, but no. 


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Lex is an LA native who's deeply obsessed with picnics, Slim Aarons, rosé, Hollywood history and Joan Didion. She joined PureWow in early 2017.