You have big dreams for your home, and rightly so. Every dream you have deserves to be a reality, but it can be too easy to get swept up in the excitement and lose track of your vision. Your home remodel will go much more smoothly as long as you avoid these 5 common mistakes:
Running Out of Money
Unexpected additional costs, such as tools, paint, and extra work, can all drain your budget faster than you’d expect. Many contractors recommend that you pad your budget by about 10-15 percent so that you don’t run out of cash halfway through your build.
Biting off More Than You Can Chew
It’s okay to let a minor project slide in favor of focusing on the task at hand. Protect yourself from taking on too many projects at once by prioritizing the areas where you feel the most passionate and let everything else wait. You can replace your cabinets without having to do the countertops right away. Making these distinctions will help you better manage your budget and your stress levels.
Losing Sight of the Project as a Whole
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the small details and lose sight of your original vision. Come up with a list of projects to accomplish in the short-term, medium-term, and long-term, as well as the estimated budget for each. That way you have a roadmap of where you’d like to be and you don’t get sidetracked on projects that aren’t in the cards for the foreseeable future.
Thinking You Can DIY
A common mistake many homeowners make is thinking they can replace the professionals because they saw a project on Pinterest once. However, tackling a project that is out of your wheelhouse can only mean trouble. It’s much better to recognize your limits and save yourself a headache by calling in the professionals.
Taking the Cheap Route
You should get multiple bids from multiple contractors when you’re starting your remodel. While it may be tempting to spend the least amount of money possible, ask yourself exactly what’s really necessary to spend a little money. We recommend that you research your contractor’s work and reviews before coming to a decision. Look for costs that appear on bids from different contractors and accept that those numbers are probably the true costs that you won’t be able to avoid.
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