Are you thinking about starting a home renovation project but are unsure where to begin? Home renovation projects can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never completed one before. If the project isn’t done right the first time, your budget can take a major hit for additional repair costs, and your timeline will have to be adjusted.
There are many mistakes that can be avoided when it comes to any home renovation project. Here are some of common mistakes to look out for and avoid during your home renovation project.
Not accurately preparing you’re budget. When it comes to a home renovation project this is one of the first things you want to have prepared. It is important to avoid setting an unrealistic budget and remember to build in an extra 10-20 percent to prepare for any surprises that might pop up.
Having your appliances installed last. If you are planning to upgrade your appliances make sure to pick them out first in order to ensure the overall design can accommodate the items you want. The key is to have updated measurements, and properly communicate with your contractor prior to the install.
Ignoring the lighting of the space. Consider talking with your contractor on how you can better utilize your rooms current lighting, and possibly add additional lighting features throughout your space. You want to make sure you have the proper electrical wiring to make any changes or updates.
Having unrealistic expectations. Every home renovation project is different depending on the space you are looking to renovate. A renovation project can be a messy and time consuming project that one needs to properly prepare for. Consider adding in additional time for any hiccups, researching appliances and materials, and creating a realistic budget.
We know things are bound to pop up along the way that are out of one’s control. As you start to plan for a home renovation project make sure you have your budget nailed down, set realistic expectations, and don’t be afraid to ask questions along the way.
At Penn Construction & Design, we combine licensed Realtor knowledge with custom design and craftsmanship to deliver exceptional client satisfaction. If you want to discuss how you can add value to your home, call or contact Penn Construction & Design for a consultation at (484) 453-5071.