Avoid These Common Pitfalls of Renovation
Updated: Oct 25
Help ensure a beautiful, successful remodel by avoiding these five common mistakes.
Starting without a plan
The most regrettable renovations are invariably the ones that don't have a plan. Without one, all sorts of things can go awry, and most homeowners find out too late — a vanity that’s too big for your bathroom, a fridge door that hits into the dishwasher, a bed that won’t fit up the stairs. Planning is paramount to success.
Straying from the designs
Change orders are sometimes necessary, but they can cost serious time and money. Work closely with your team upfront and think carefully about the designs before work begins; then stick to them to minimize delays and budget increases.
Investing in the wrong places
Don’t skimp on the fundamental elements of your home — the foundation, structure, insulation, etc. In fact, you might be dealing with this because the last owner didn't. If you need to cut costs, do so on things that are fairly easy to upgrade later, such as appliances and finishes. Having shoddy plumbing is worse than waiting on a luxury backsplash.
Those who don’t budget properly can run out of money and be left with an unfinished project. Be meticulous about crafting your budget, and always include a 10% to 20% buffer for unexpected costs — you can bet there will be a few.
Do as much as possible during your first remodel to avoid expensive rework, renovation regret, and future higher prices. If you’re gutting your kitchen now, it’ll cost much less to install that island you really want versus waiting to do it in 10 years when it becomes its own project — plus you’ll get to enjoy it longer.
An excellent resource is Houzz.com's "Beginner's Guide to Home Remodeling", check it out here » https://www.houzz.com/education
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Then, be sure to book a free consultation with us at www.615interiors.com/contact. We can help you work through your questions, ideas, and create a design you'll love. We can also advise you on general contractors to hire.