Have you ever taken a look at your home and thought, I have the time and money to do a quick DIY renovation that will really class the place up! Well – don’t. There’s a reason that trades like plumbing, drywall, electric installation and more exist, and that’s to keep the ambitious DIYers from completely destroying their homes. Take a look at some of the questionable choices these homeowners and landlords made when trying to save a few bucks by NOT hiring professionals to get the job done.
A Balcony Built on Promises
At first glance, this looks like a cute little balcony overlooking a street. The trees, sidewalk, and brick building give a picturesque vibe – until you notice the hard lean forward. On second glance, the problem is immediately apparent. This balcony is held up on posts barely balancing on the first floor’s porch (or cement blocks? Unclear.). On top of that, some part of this build is sinking, as the balcony is tilted and unbalanced. The Reddit user who posted this photo noted that their neighbor still comes out regularly to relax despite the potential hazard. All it would take is one nudge of a post and that whole thing would come down, chairs and all! [via Reddit]