Renovation is tough and seems not to come to an end anytime, especially if you make mistakes that can be costly – your budget can suffer! We’ve prepared a list of the most common mistakes and some solutions for them to keep your renovation safe and sound.
Changing Too Much At Once
Most of new homeowners make this mistake: they wanna redecorate and change everything right now, at this very moment. Such a wish causes an entire disarray and even disaster in your home, it leads to frustration, tears, you get tired of this mess and even don’t wanna go home. The solution is easy: focus at one project at a time, this way you can gradually change everything you don’t like and still have comfy zones in your home to stay. At least a part of your dwelling will be clean and functional, and your budget won’t be broken.
Going DIY With No Experience
Renovating is expensive, it’s always so and some of us may think that DIY is the best solution. The thing is that many people don’t have enough skill to do that, and you can end up causing bigger problems later on. The solution is to understand what you can do and what you can’t. do you consider yourself handy? Do you have much knowledge and skill? If you’ve never DIYed anything before or this project really seems complicated to you, maybe it’s not the right time to try it.
The top works you shouldn’t DIY are plumbing and electrical repairs, asbestos removal, roof repairs, gas appliance repairs. Doing such works yourself is really dangerous and may cause a real disaster. Bring professionals and they will solve this problem for you saving your budget and a lot of nerves.
Not Being Ready For Roadblocks
Renovations often don’t go according the plan, some problems may appear. If you’ve taken the lowest estimate, you may not have enough money at some point and some other problems may arise. To avoid such problems, to keep an eye on your budget, you should leave around 10 percent to 15 percent extra in the budget for incidentals, or these unexpected costs. Similarly, though your contractor will work up the official project timeline, make a mental note to pad it by at least two weeks to account for any issues that may delay the work slightly.