How To Avoid Common Renovation Mistakes

Putting your own personal touches on a house is truly exciting. You can choose the flooring, the wall colors, the kitchen cupboards, the counter-tops, and even a whole house redesign.

With all the decisions you need to make, there are always some dos and don’ts. Avoid the common home renovation mistakes. Here is “what not to do” when renovating or remodeling a house.

Don’t Delay

If you want a renovation to go smoothly, make decisions before you start. Most delays are about decisions like paint, trim or faucet selection. These small things can cause dramatic delays in scheduling. The faucet may be back ordered and the plumber may have a scheduling conflict. 

Don’t Change

Your Mind (Too Much) It’s inevitable – you’re going to change your mind about something. When this happens, costs can change and scheduling can be affected too. Just be aware that changes can disrupt and delay the job.

Don’t Buy Your Own Materials

Contractors, architects and designers often get a better price than you. Pick out the items you want and let the professionals purchase it for you.

Don’t Work Without a Design

Don’t start a project without a detailed floor plan. Putting your plans on paper can help you catch problems ahead of time.

Don’t Cut Corners

When renovating your home, you want to do it right. Structure, flooring, lighting, and plumbing are all worth the investment. If you’re trying to save money, hold off on finishes, like window coverings. They can be done later, it’s most important to get the basics done right.

All home renovation projects have unexpected moments. But if you’re organized, with a clear design and budget, you’ll be on track to a successful home renovation experience.