We are going to go over some common mistakes homeowners make when participating in a renovation.
You are already spending a chunk of money on the actual renovation and avoiding these mistakes will not only help you financially but it will keep you and your family safe.
Handyman Alpharetta – 5 Home Remodeling Mistakes
1. Underestimating the complexity of the renovation.
Are you equipped to handle some of this work yourself or do you want a professional to do all the work?
Having a well thought out plan months in advance is absolutely recommended. This is not something you decide you want to do at random. Home renovations take time, money and decision-making. You will want to plan out a strict budget and time frame.
Patience is key. You may want to rush to get things finished but putting a rush on things normally results in mistakes. Don’t get ahead of yourself, as this could actually add on additional costs.
2. Not following rules and regulations.
Before beginning a renovation, you will need to have the correct permits. Once the renovation is finished you will still need to have an inspector make sure that your home doesn’t have any code violations.
This is not only important legally but also insures the safety of you and your family.
3. Ignoring issues.
There is a good chance you could run into some problems when tearing apart floors or walls. A lot of times these issues aren’t calculated into the budget but they are crucial to fix.
It is so important not to just take the cheap or easy way out. This could cause you a lot of strife and expenses in the future. Go ahead and fix issues as they arise. You may want to have an emergency part of the budget for potential issues that may pop up.
Of course no one wants to deal with unforeseen problems but this is a realistic concern for all homeowners looking to renovate.
4. Purchasing cheap materials.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking you will be saving money purchasing materials that are cheap. This can end up being incredibly expensive in the long run.
It is always better to research the materials you are considering. Read reviews and see what other people have to say. Paying for well-made, long lasting materials that may be a little more expensive will pay off ten to twenty years down the road.
5. Not hiring a professional.
Some homeowners want to take on a renovation all on their own, which is totally doable depending on the project. When you start dealing with more intense work such as roof replacement, plumbing, electrical work,etc. is when you will want to hire someone who knows what they are doing.
Not only could you end up ruining something and costing yourself even more money, you could also be severely injured. If you don’t have much experience it is probably best to bring in well-trained individuals.
If you need help with a home improvement project give us a call and we would be happy to help! We’re highly experienced and guarantee all of our work.
Call Andy OnCall® Roswell/Gwinnett at (770) 640-6050 for all of your home improvement needs.