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I’m an interiors pro – these are the three DIY jobs you should NEVER try at home with no experience
WE would all like to think, if we had the time, we'd be a bit of a dab hand at DIY tasks.
And when you get dizzyingly pricey quotes for doing up the house, it's always tempting to think how much we'd save if we did it ourselves.
But while some jobs, like painting or putting up the odd shelf, are easily achieved with a little know-how and unlikely to backfire, there are some that can cause more harm than good if they go wrong.
Which is why, if you have zero experience, some tasks may be best left to the professionals.
Here, Swyft Interior Design Expert Ben White reveals the three jobs he believes you should always avoid if you don't have any experience….
It might look relatively straight forward to tile a wall, but depending on where you're tiling, it could be costly to rectify a poorly-executed job, and could even cause thousands of pounds worth of damage.
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Ben says: "Tiling is a fine art, it takes years to perfect the hanging and grouting of tiles.
"One of the jobs tilers get called to most often is to rectify a badly tiled room.
"One of the reasons why it’s key to get it right the first time is that poorly grouted tiles allow shower or bathwater in.
"In a bathroom this could leak into the floor and rot the floorboards, rendering your bathroom unsafe for use in the years to come.
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