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Odds are high that something will go wrong with your next remodeling project. How do we know? We asked our readers about their experiences with 18 common projects, from painting a room to building an addition—almost 30,000 projects in all. How many respondents had at least one problem? Forty-four percent. You may be able to avoid their fate with a little extra planning and patience, whether you hire a contractor or do the work yourself.

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