A newly remodeled home can be the haven of which you dream. However, there are plenty of remodeling scares that can make the process stressful and time consuming. Thankfully, all of these are easy to avoid with a little planning, preparation and awareness. Read on to ensure you avoid all the below mistakes and enjoy a remodeling success!
A Budget that Just Won’t Fit
Budgeting is essential at the start of your remodel and through to the end. Choosing to spend more than you can afford can become a greater issue than expected. Rarely do home remodeling projects go to plan. Ensure you have a little extra set aside should any unexpected issues rise.
On the other hand, being too frugal can also mean your remodel suffers. If you’re going to invest in remodeling your home, ensure you are spending time and money on quality work and materials that will stand the test of time.
Make sure to create a realistic budget that accounts for some inevitable changes to be made mid-project.
Picking the Wrong Contractor
Choosing the right contractor is an important step towards remodeling success. Meet with your contractor, make sure you can communicate with them easily. Most importantly, take a look at references and reviews online. Choosing a full-service company like Reliable Home Improvement can also make remodeling easier, as we can take on every aspect of your project from start to finish, so you don’t have to juggle multiple contractors and budgets.
Being Inconsiderate of the Neighbors
If you’re altering the outside of your home it is also important to consider how your plans fit in with other homes in the neighborhood – if you choose bright colors or design that clash with other homes, you might upset your neighbors and damage your property value, and theirs.
Ensure that you are considerate to your neighbors and the overall neighborhood.
Failure to Plan (and Back-Up Plan)
Planning is essential when it comes to any major project, but particularly when it involves your home. Don’t be afraid to make a timeline, and ask plenty of questions to ensure you’re comfortable with every aspect of the remodeling process. If you’re unsure of any step, your contact at Reliable Home Improvement will be happy to talk through the process with you.
Starting a Remodeling Project Immediately After You Buy
If you’ve just moved, take some time to settle in before starting a remodeling project. Moving into a new home is exciting, and many new homeowners immediately want to make their new place truly their own with unique design. However, moving can also be stressful. It will likely take you longer than expected to entirely unpack and get used to how you and your new home work together. Give it at least a few months. Find out what you like and dislike about your home. Then, prioritize and know that the changes you make in a remodel will incorporate practical improvements.
Give yourself some time to get used to your new home before you start a remodeling project.
Taking Too Much into Your Own Hands
Your home is your biggest investment – unless you’re a seasoned design or remodeling professional, taking on remodeling work yourself can be a dangerous decision. From design, to plumbing to electrical work, there’s no aspect of remodeling that should be done haphazardly. Reliable Home Improvement can help with all aspects of your remodeling project, so do not hesitate to call us for advice or assistance.
Heed our Halloween advice and avoid scary stories of your own! Contact Reliable Home Improvement for more information on how to successfully remodel and enjoy the home of your dreams.