Home Design: Stop Committing These Home Renovation Mistakes

Posted by Staff Reporter (media@realtytoday.com) on May 06, 2016 06:50 AM EDT
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PARK RIDGE, ILLINOIS - DECEMBER 4: Workers move plywood sheets while remodeling a single-family home December 4, 2002 in Park Ridge, Illinois. A report by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) claims single-family home prices in Illinois, South Dakota and Michigan and four other states fell during the July-to-September period. According to industry groups, the outlook for renovation contractors will remain strong in this record year for remolding. (Photo : Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Giving your space a facelift is definitely exciting. However, once the real process of remodeling kicks in, the pressure builds up and the challenges become unavoidable.

For amateurs, a home renovation can be mind-boggling. Here are some home renovation mistakes that you should avoid, as per Brickunderground:

Rushing the plan

Before starting the project, ensure that you have all the details set and each construction specification clarified. By having a reasonable comprehension of the procedures and your desired final result, you are less likely to lose track and go beyond the budget. It is also important to have good coordination with other people involved in the home renovation project such as the plumber, electrician or contractor.

Picking the lowball (or lone) offer

When looking for quotes on service, try to get enough quotations that will allow you to actually compare prices and capitalize on the cash you will spend. As a rule, when a quote appears to be unrealistic, that means it most likely is.

Underestimating time and expense

In any case, the remodel will quite often take longer and cost more than what you anticipate. Because of this, consider putting a cushion to your timeframe and budget.

Skipping the interior designer on a gut job

If you're considering doing the interior designing yourself, it might be better off to leave it to the experts. With the endless choices out there, you could easily get overwhelmed and may end up ruining the excellent vision you have for your space.

Staying put through the renovation

Avoid making the home renovation process more stressful; don't do short-term housing while your project is ongoing. You will be able to oversee the home renovation better if you're not preoccupied with other projects.

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