DIY Disasters

Article from Tristan Titeux of London-based contemporary furniture makers and fitters, Custom Carpentry – he advises those looking to market their home, to avoid those dreaded DIY “projects” and bring in the professionals, instead. This, he says, will present the home at its best and help to sell it faster in a sluggish market, thus hopefully making a good return on investment.

He doesn’t need to persuade me. Let me take you back several years, with shelves needed in the kitchen. A small hole reveals somewhat flakey plasterwork. Several small holes later, they decide to merge and become one gaping abyss. Several days, smirking tradesmen and wads of paper money later, the kitchen has been returned to normal – still without shelves.

Those home improvement programmes have a lot to answer for


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