When you remodel a house, there are so many potential pitfalls that you can fall into, so it is wise to learn from mistakes that you may have made from past projects. Knowing what you should and shouldn’t do during a home remodelling will not only help you to make the most of both your money and time, but it ensures that your beloved project doesn’t end up on the scrap heap. In order to make it easier for you and your home, then here are 4 of the most common mistakes to happen during a home remodelling, and how to avoid them.
Don’t Rush Into Anything
First things first – develop your plan, price it up then work it out. Thinking through the entirety of your project and getting to know what you need to do is only half of the battle. When starting a home renovation project, ensure that your trusted contractors visit your home first to get a feel of what it is you want. Then, develop a design with them and go back and revise it three or even four times. When you reach the end of this process, you will have a project which is well put together and addresses any and all possible eventualities.
Becoming Overly Frugal
Everyone knows that remodelling a house is expensive, but you should avoid getting swallowed up by penny-pinching at every opportunity. For example, vinyl flooring is much cheaper than ceramic tiling, but it isn’t all that much cheaper in the long run as it may need to be replaced every few years.
By choosing tile, you’re setting your home apart from every other house on your street. But, in comparison, you shouldn’t be foolish when tackling a large and challenging project such as a house remodelling. If something is beyond your ability, then don’t try and do it yourself as it may end up costing you much more if something goes wrong – hire a professional in this case.
Doing Too Much
If you have a full-time job, family commitments and the desire to sleep, then you should be budgeting your home remodelling by time, as well as the money which it costs. It’s completely understandable that you want to get it finished and move in, as it is your home after all, but burning yourself out and raising your stress levels in the process is only going to complicate things further. You’re far better doing things one at a time so that you can truly monitor what is going on and the process duration, rather than trying to get everything done here and there all at once.
Ignoring The Garden
Home renovations require a lot of work which all tends to be done at the same time and it often requires using and storing a lot of materials all at once. This means that wood, bricks, plaster and all sorts of building equipment can often be left to be stored in your garden space. Then, once the home renovation is complete and you rush to move in, you’re left with a muddy shell of a garden space which should be a wonderful addition to your new home.
Instead of leaving the garden refurbishment until after you have moved in, put as much thought into this area of your home as well as the rest. Ensure that this is as complete as the rest of your home and furnished with luxury garden furniture, a lush green lawn and plenty of character to mirror your home. This is particularly important if your remodelling is scheduled to finish just before the summer months, as you will want to spend as much time as you can enjoying your newly renovated garden and outdoor space when the weather allows.