From mistakes to discovering new problems. Renovating your home can be a long and tricky process. There are lots of things that can go wrong and lots that can be out of your control. However, there are some easy mistakes you can plan for in advance so that you can try to avoid them completely.
You’ve seen the shows on renovating houses and they always go over budget. Sometimes by a little, other times by A LOT, either way, they always go over. Make sure to be realistic with your budget and always add on extra for emergencies. Anything could go wrong, you could find extra problems with renovating or there might be delays that cost money. Not everything is in your control, but budgeting properly can really help with any of these.
Style Over Functionality
This is such an important one, you really have to think about how the spaces will be used. Who will be using them, what will be in the space. Luxurious white fluffy carpets might seem like a good option, but if you have kids or pets, solid wood flooring is the way forward. You could always restain it in the future if you wanted a different look. You need to think about how to make the spaces look their best for the longest. Watch where you put doors, you don’t want handles slamming into your walls creating dints. You can’t pick style over functionality when it comes to renovating.
We all know the saying ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ well that really is the case when it comes to renovating. In fact, buying cheap can actually lead you to have to replace something again and again. Buying cheap can cause a multitude of problems. Those problems could cause even more problems. It’s important to read reviews, shop around, and buy the best you possibly can.
Prep is Key
The preparation work for painting or doing anything in your home might seem long-winded and unnecessary but this is how you get your paint to look flawless 4 years down the road. Preparation really is key to a beautifully finished house. From priming walls and furniture to doing structural repairs before laying down flooring.