The renovation is difficult and doesn’t seem to end, especially if you make mistakes which can be costly – your budget can suffer! We have compiled a list of the most common mistakes and some solutions for them to keep your renovation safe and reliable.
Change too much at once
Most new homeowners make this mistake: right now, they want to redecorate and change everything. Such a desire causes a whole mess and even disaster in your house, it leads to frustration, tears, you get tired of this mess and you don’t even want to go home. The solution is simple: focus on one project at a time. That way, you can gradually change everything you don’t like and still have comfortable zones in your home to stay. At least part of your home will be clean and functional and it won’t break your budget.
Do DIY without experience
Renovating is expensive, it always is, and some of us may think DIY is the best solution. The thing is, a lot of people don’t have enough skills to do that and you can cause bigger problems later. The solution is to understand what you can and cannot do. do you consider yourself practical? Do you have a lot of knowledge and skills? If you’ve never done anything yourself or if this project seems really complicated to you, it may not be the time to try it out.
The top jobs that you shouldn’t do yourself are plumbing and electrical repairs, asbestos removal, roof repairs, gas appliance repairs. Doing such work yourself is really dangerous and can cause a real disaster. Bring in professionals who will solve this problem by saving your budget and a lot of nerves.
Not ready for roadblocks
Renovations often don’t go according to plan and some problems can arise. If you have made the lowest estimate, at some point you may run out of money and other problems may arise. To avoid such issues and to keep an eye on your budget, leave about 10 to 15 percent more in the budget for incidental expenses or those unexpected expenses. Also, as your contractor works out the official project schedule, make a mental note to fill it up with at least two weeks to account for any issues that could slightly delay the work.