Common Home Renovation Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Posted on: September 13th, 2016

Common Home Renovation Mistakes You Need to Avoid–

From buying cheap materials to over-building for their neighborhood, homeowners often make the same, avoidable renovation mistakes. To help prevent you from doing the same, our expert friends at HGTV have made a list of the “Top 25 Biggest Renovating Mistakes” homeowners typically make.

To ensure the best possible results, every project must start with a plan. Careful thought and consideration should go into every last project detail. One of the biggest renovation mistakes homeowners make is skipping the prep work. The experts at HGTV say, “You shouldn’t avoid your prep work. You want to take the time to do it right and right from the beginning,” as it will save you time and money down the line. When you cut corners with your prep work, it can lead to bigger renovation mistakes like incorrect measurements and unnecessarily torn-down walls.

It is also important to consider the impact of going too trendy in your design. The HGTV experts point out that when people want to be trendy, “they don’t take into consideration is that trendy means that it’s short term.” Going too trendy could lessen your resale value down the road. Remember, design elements can make a big difference.

Also on the list of renovation mistakes is “Building a Small Bathroom.” The experts suggest not building one in the first place, but offer a few tips if you decide to anyway. They suggest you avoid putting “full-size fixtures in a tiny, tiny bathroom,” saying, “It’s just going to be crowded.”

So before you start a renovation, do your homework. Choose the right contractor and do some research on them. Learn from other people’s mistakes and be smart in your own renovation project.

The full list of common renovation mistakes is available here.


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