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Remodeling or upgrading a home you have rather than shopping for a new one is looking good right now because of very high home prices and interest rates and some markets so competitive that it’s hard to buy a home at all.

But remodeling is rarely a simple proposition, either.

Getting the result you want takes more forethought, planning and attention than you might realize. We asked two pros — Bruce Irving, a renovation consultant and real estate agent and former producer of “This Old House” and affiliated TV shows, and Mallory Micetich, home care expert at Angi — to describe common remodeling mistakes homeowners make and how to avoid them.

The following errors can keep you from getting the results you want or force you to spend much more than you planned — or both.

1. Remodeling too soon

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