We folks here at ZestyThings love DIY projects. From home improvement to repairs, our writers like to try everything on their own before spending a bunch of money on a contractor, but sometimes you just need to hire a contractor. Just like any DIYer, we’ve made our share of mistakes. These DIY fails will make you think twice… and cut once.
Planning: Building in a tight space requires careful planning. Someone wasn’t careful…
Problem solved… pic.twitter.com/5nAt4AC0vn
— DIY Fails (@DIYFails) October 18, 2014
Not an Electrician: Hopefully no one is coming to inspect this property anytime soon.
Double light switch… DONE! pic.twitter.com/d1VWtg1wr4
— DIY Fails (@DIYFails) October 20, 2014
Hope You Like Company!
Because this wouldn’t be awkward…? #diyfail pic.twitter.com/I7EeKvTfy9
— Builders Bay (@builders_bay) May 22, 2018
@frankcozzolino what do you think of this?
I think I tweeted this out already. But just can’t help looking at it again.#diyfail #electricalsafety pic.twitter.com/01hRZFspvl
— Mike Holmes (@Make_It_Right) August 18, 2018
Maybe Not a Fail: This could also be genius although it looks like more work went into this than would go into just replacing the shower head.
Shower head sorted! pic.twitter.com/MBT7OhlfZd
— DIY Fails (@DIYFails) October 22, 2014
At First Look: You almost don’t realize what’s wrong here… until you have to fix something in the toilet tank. Let’s just hope this toilet works forever.
This is gunna be a challenge! pic.twitter.com/8zuWdAhzVo
— DIY Fails (@DIYFails) October 27, 2014
Scary: Something isn’t right…
Ummm… something doesn’t look quite right… #DIYfail pic.twitter.com/djnWPverp1
— YESSS Electrical (@YESSS_UK1) December 2, 2016
DIY Electricians – Leave it to the Pros!
“This is a DIY external socket! It’s actually a biscuit tin…” #ElectricianProblems #DIYfail pic.twitter.com/Y5YTiJrzaQ
— YESSS Electrical (@YESSS_UK1) February 2, 2018
How Much for the Sink?
Hey @BandQ I love the installation of the tap in your stores ladies, where can I purchase a fountain tap like this ? #diyfail pic.twitter.com/5QHDXWdiaP
— Gemma Fisher (@GemmaFisher87) April 26, 2018
Maybe The PVC was DIY Conduit for More Electrical Wires?
…and THIS is why you get a home inspection! #realestate #realtorlife #homebuyers #diyfail pic.twitter.com/1P8GAPfX7k
— Anthony Rael (@anthonyrael) November 16, 2017
I saved a ton of money installing my own shower…
Ha! Don’t become your own plumber! #DIYFail #PlumbingFail pic.twitter.com/HxiHwWOQ1p
— Pure Plumbing (@pureplumbinglv) June 5, 2017