Remodeling is a big job. When you prepare to take on this endeavor, you do lots of research and planning to ensure you get the job done right. With over 30 years in the construction business, we have seen it all when it comes to remodeling. Below, we share our top tips on what not to do when remodeling.
Remodeling Mistake #1 – Not Creating a Detailed and Realistic Budget
When homeowners take on a remodeling project, it is common that they underestimate how much things will cost or do not budget in extra funds to cover unexpected expenses. Do your research, and be realistic with what you can afford, while also giving yourself a cushion in your budget.
Remodeling Mistake #2 – Not Consulting with a Professional
While HGTV makes it look easy to remodel your home yourself, the average homeowner does not have the skills, tools, or expertise to get the job done right the first time. Additionally, a professional can help you select styles that complement your home’s look and space.
Remodeling Mistake #3 – Poor Style Selection
As briefly mentioned in the section above, a professional can be very helpful in selecting styles for your remodel. A common mistake is selecting a style that does not match the existing style as the rest of the home. Additionally, some homeowners will include styles that are too trendy, and the end up hating it a few years down the road.