We’ve all been there… something breaks in your house (or you just want to improve something) and you think “oh, I can fix that!” but you’re left with an even bigger mess that’s now going to cost you more time and more money. We can respect the hustle, but some things are just better left to the professionals, as they can ensure they’ll get the job done right the first time. Here, we round up some of the most common (and hilarious!) DIY home improvement fails so you don’t have to make the same mistakes.

The Snug Cabinets

Cabinet Fail

Photo courtesy of Good Housekeeping

Yeah, good luck getting anything to fit inside of these (or open them for that matter…)!

A Trunk-Cated Inconvenience

Garage/tree Fail

Photo courtesy of Reddit

We hope they weren’t planning on trying to get their cars in there.

A Half-Mirror

half-mirror bathroom fail

Photo courtesy of MLS/Reddit

Well, you can still see half of yourself (and you still get tons of natural light!)!

Oozing Bricks

Spray foam bricks fail

Photo courtesy of Reddit

Doesn’t look great and most definitely won’t hold up well!

Tight Toilet Fit

toilet door fail

Photo courtesy of James Brock, Boston Home Inspectors

That toilet will be cracked in no time.

“Double Vanity”

double vanity bathroom sink fail

Photo courtesy of Reddit

At least you have more counter space…?

Windy Staircase of Death

stairway fail

Photo courtesy of James Brock, Boston Home Inspectors

Don’t run down these stairs!

You Know Who to Call

So the next time you think of taking on a home improvement project by yourself, we hope you’ll contact us first! Reach us at 919-412-2230 or fill out our online contact form to get in touch.