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Inaccurate Measurements

Measure twice -- or three or four times -- and cut only once.

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Taking good measurements is the basis for pricing, cutting and managing materials and other resources. It's one of the core elements of any remodeling project. If you get this part wrong, it will come back to bite you in many of ways. You know the old saying, "Measure twice, cut once"? Well, that's wrong. To be on the safe side, go ahead and measure three or four times.

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