Home Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Date Posted: 25 February 2020

Escape from a potential disaster by avoiding common home renovation mistakes.

Home remodeling can be a great way to not only get the perfect look you want but also add substantial value to your home. It’s often seen as a good way to invest in your property, and buying a fixer-upper can also be used to get into the neighborhood of your dreams. So make your remodeling dreams come true avoiding these classic mistakes.

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Not Having a Plan

Planning your home renovation is the only way to make sure everyone involved in the project knows what to expect. Planning gives you a better idea of what you want vs. what you need and is essential to building your budget. Good planning will also consider measurements of any appliances and other items that need to fit with your new design ideas.

Overestimating Your DIY Skills

While DIY can save money, be honest with your skills. It’s more cost effective to get a professional to do the job right the first time instead of having them fix any mistakes you made on top of doing the project.

Not Sticking to Your Budget

Home renovation projects can easily go beyond their projected budgets. Planning is important here to give you a better sense to see if your desires meet your budget. When planning a home remodeling budget, be sure to add on an extra 10-20% cushion for any unforeseen cost increases.

Getting Cheap Materials

There’s a fine line between saving money and being cheap. Skimping on quality materials can lower the value of your home. If you don’t have the budget for the materials you want, it’s better to wait and save more money for appropriate materials.

Hiring the First Contractor

Make sure the home contractors are licensed, insured and offer a warranty on their work. Also, consider the skills and the years of experience of the contractor. Don’t let price be the main factor of this important choice; a number can’t accurately reveal the quality of work you will be getting.

Following Trends Blindly

Remember that trends don’t last forever. Making a design trend a permanent part of your home can lower resale value and make your home clash with your neighborhood. Understand the limitations of your house and consider the changes you want to get done.

Sources:
Wood Floor Planet
Bona

 

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