Eight Noteworthy Remodeling Regrets
Avoid These Major Makeover Mistakes
Rushing into a major home improvement project cna result in a design that isn't exactly what you dreamed of...it is one of the top regrest we hear from homeowners who have gone through a recent home remodeling. Take the necessary time to look around and determine exactly what you want. All too often we hear of homeowners who have gotten excited with a bonus check from work, or some other form of unanticipated income, that leads them to make home improvements that were not budgeted for before. Unfortunately, they made decisions too quickly and ended up with major makeover mistakes, not exactly what they had envisioned.
Bad Budget Beginnings
Not properly budgeting from the beginning will get you only a portion of what you desire. Home remodeling projects can be costly -
Failing to get a detailed plan and drawing from your remodeling contractor prior to writing any checks will lead you to regret. One major challenge with home remodelings is clearly sharing your vision for a new kitchen, new bath, or room addition. Miscommunications is sure to happen without a clear picture of your hopes, dreams, expectations for the project. Many homeowners find themselves wandering way off track because they haven't clearly articulated their goals, so they envision one thing and the remodeling contractor envisions something entirely different. Make sure you get a complet drawing, plan and scope for the remodeling project that makes you comfortable so there is less chance of a major miscommunication. As you select a contractor to help you create your dream home, make sure you are bother committed to a project plan with a clear picture and purpose.
Burned By Bargains
Choosing the cheapest priced remodeling contractor may lead you to find their work quality was just like theri pricing, too low. When businsee gets slow, home remodeling contractors tend to discount their pricing to homeowners. While this can be good for you, it can also be really bad. Contractors go out of business every day. One of the primary causes for their failure is finances. Those that tend to bid projects really low, do so in many cases just to get cash flow to help them stay afloat. We've seen too many homeowners that have written checks to remodelers that subsequently go out of business withing 3-
Not considering the details of a design like lighting, ventilation, or even where to putthe trash can, often leads to disaster. As you start to plan for a room renovation, the small things can often by overlooked only to become a serious eye sore once the work is complete. Make sure you use an experienced design firm for your remodeling project and get help with all of the small stuff.
We've seen lots of unexpected pest infestation and water damage discovered during a project. Over 10% of the remodeling projects throughout the United States expose hidden water damages alone. Couple this with common pest problems, foundational issues and damages from Summer heat and Spring storms in Texas, and you could have yourself a whole new project. Make sure you perform as much due diligence as possible before stating your remodel project, and then expect the unexpected...and budget for it!
Monday Morning Madness
Forgetting to make altemate plans for the things normally done in the project areas of the home during reconstruction can make for mayhem. When homeowners get excited about the new look that's soon to come, they can easily forget to plan for their own restricted access to certain areas of the home during the project. There's nothing like switting up in bed on Sunday night as you realize that your bathroom will be unavailable to you all week because your remodeling project starts in less than 24 hours. Be sure to plan and coordinate your calendar accoringly.
Not properly preparing and protecting furniture from harm during the remodeling process can become infuriating. One very common complaint we've hear from homeowners about other home improvement contraqctors is feeling disrespected by dripping paint or damage furniture during the renovation effort. while certain remodeing projects may include new furniture as part of the plan, many others simply rearrange existing furniture. Either way, it's important to hire a team that will respect your furniture and personal property during the home improvement project.