These Are the Most Regretted DIY Home Improvement Projects

As a homeowner, you’ll often find yourself in the position of having to decide between hiring a professional or attempting something yourself. On the one hand, DIY projects offer significant cost savings and a sense of personal accomplishment; on the other, they can quickly turn into a nightmare of poor results and huge time commitments. Many a homeowner has confidently started a home improvement project only to realize that they are in over their head, a situation which can result in damage to their wallet, home, and even safety. Of course, not all projects are created equal; the potential risks associated with painting a wall are significantly less serious than those associated with installing a fireplace.

With this in mind, home improvement website ImproveNet conducted a survey of 2,000 DIYers to determine which home projects are most likely to leave the owner regretting their undertaking. The survey asked respondents about 32 different types of DIY improvement projects and found that the average person had attempted about 8 of them over their lifetime. Nearly two-thirds of the group expressed that they regretted at least one of their projects and one-third eventually needed to bring in a professional to redo the work.

Attend Polson's Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet!

A new year means a new chance to celebrate the businesses and people who make Polson such an amazing place to live! On Saturday, January 19, come experience an evening of fun and merriment when the Polson Chamber of Commerce hosts their 2019 Chamber Banquet at the Elks Lodge! Guests will enjoy socializing, dinner, dancing, awards, and more at this great event!

The 2019 Chamber Banquet will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour, followed by dinner, dessert, awards, and dancing to live music until midnight! Plus, the Chamber is taking the fun to the next level by making the event Masquerade themed!

Tickets on sale now and cost $50 per person. You can purchase yours today either online or in person at the Chamber Office. For more information, you can call 406-883-5969 or check out the event's Facebook page. The Elks Lodge is located at 512 Main Street in Polson.

Here's Why You Might Want to Buy Before You Sell

If you're looking to move, it generally makes more sense to put off buying the new house until after you have sold your old house. The reason is obvious: buying first opens you up to the risk of getting stuck paying for two mortgages simultaneously, a financial burden which many households would not be able to carry (let alone qualify for). Of course, you could place a home-selling contingency into your offer, but this might harm your chances of landing the house, particularly in a competitive market. With all that being said, if you are still considering buying first, then you might be wondering which factors can tip the scales toward buying before you sell. As you will see in this post, this unconventional decision can be a smart move if done for the right reasons!