11 home-remodeling mistakes to avoid

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    By Terence Loose/GOBankingRates

    A good remodel should do more than increase the value of your home -- it should increase the value of your life. But with the average new deck or bathroom remodel costing well over $10,000, controlling costs is essential to keep remodeling from becoming a financial nightmare.

    While some mistakes will only set you back some pocket change, several blunders could generate thousands of dollars in waste.

    So make sure you avoid these 11 budget-busting home-remodeling mistakes because this is your home -- and after the remodel, it should be your dream home.

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