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Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Renovating Your Home

Mistakes to avoid when remodeling

With how expensive home remodeling can be, no homeowner wants to make a costly mistake that could have been prevented. In this blog post, we will go over the top 5 mistakes you should avoid when renovating your home. For more information, we recommend you speak with an experienced Oakland County home builder.

Renovating Too Much

Home renovations are stressful, which is why we can understand why you might think it’s a good idea to get them all done at once. However, doing too much at one time could be a mistake. When you figure out your budget for the home improvement project, you also need to think about how much time you’ll need to invest. Do you have a job? Are you busy raising a family? These responsibilities add onto the demands put on your time by a home renovation project. By doing one project at a time, you’ll be able to focus your attention better so you’ll get the results you want.

Being Cheap

Home renovations are expensive, which is why many homeowners may feel the temptation to use inexpensive materials or tools. This is a big mistake. After you spend the money for contractors to build or remodel your home, you might as well spend money for quality materials. The last thing you want after all the hassle of a home renovationis to have the remodel not look the way you wanted or last as long as you expected. It’s also worth spending more money to get tools with more safety features.

Going Over Budget

All the estimates in the world aren’t going to foresee the really difficult challenges that will crop up during your home improvement project. This is why we recommend adding 20% to any estimates you make during the planning phase. Hopefully, you won’t have to use your safety net, but it will give you peace of mind when a complication happens—and it will.

Not Speaking Up

If you don’t like the way things are going with your renovation, it’s up to you to speak up. Only you know what you want and only you will be disappointed if you don’t get it. The earlier you speak up to the remodeling contractor or project foreman, the easier it will be to find a solution. Homeowners who don’t speak up won’t feel satisfied, which makes their home’s latest remodel a waste of money. Any reliable renovation contractor will be able to work with you to get the result you want.

Buying into Trends

For how much money you spend on a home renovation, you should be able to enjoy it for years to come. However, trendy home renovations can quickly give your home a dated look when they go out of style. To make your investment last, we recommend foregoing the stainless steel appliances and choosing something that will stand the test of time. Don’t get swept away with a house renovation idea that will quickly go out of style. A knowledgeable home improvement contractor can help you choose from classic styles that will last for decades.

If you are interested in our home renovation services, please feel free to call our Oakland County home builders at (248) 655-5580. Kastler Construction, Inc. strives to help you build or remodel the home of your dreams.