10 Remodeling Mistakes Newbies Make


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Misjudging Scale

Objects in the room may be smaller than they appear.
Objects in the room may be smaller than they appear.
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That Florida room you've always wanted may appear dynamic and refreshingly tropical on paper, but when it's actually installed in your backyard, it could end up nudging out your peony bed and making the rest of your yard look narrow and puny.

It could be the same sad story for your kitchen island installation or new fireplace if you aren't careful about scaling your remodel to fit the rest of your house or property. If you don't want your new ceiling fan to look like a small plane just crashed into your roof, pay attention to manufacturers' details about sizing, and do some 3-D mock-ups just in case.