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Home Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Home Renovation | April 9, 2020

Getting to know some of the most common home renovation mistakes to avoid will help ensure that your project goes as smoothly as possible. At Ridgepoint Homes, we understand how making even the simplest home renovation mistakes can set your project back. That is why, in addition to offering home remodelling services, our team has put together a list of common home renovation mistakes to avoid.

1. Not Hiring a Professional

When it comes to performing a major home renovation, it is always a good idea to leave it to the professionals. In addition to being experts in design and construction, a professional will also be able to offer knowledge and expertise in a variety of different areas, such as:

  • Being properly insured
  • Building permits and codes
  • Connecting to suppliers and subcontractors
  • Managing timelines
  • Providing accurate estimations

2. Cutting Corners to Lower Costs

While it may seem like a good idea to try to find ways to lower costs, it is important to keep in mind that, when it comes to home renovations, cheaper is not always the best option. Make sure to do your due diligence when getting estimates for your project by shopping around for the right general contractor and asking lots of questions.

3. Expecting Everything will go According to Plan

Unavoidable accidents can often occur during a renovation project, which can affect timelines and cause the project to go over budget. Instead of assuming that everything will go according to plan, try to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Consider setting aside extra money as a contingency to pay for anything that goes wrong and giving the project timeline a little extra padding.

4. Spending Money Frivolously

If you are working with a limited budget for your home renovation project, try to avoid spending money on frivolous items that can quickly add up. Instead, take the time to really think about the items you need for your home renovation and what you can live without or to see if there are any alternatives that will allow you to get the extra luxuries you are dreaming about.

If you would like to learn more home renovation mistakes to avoid, or if you are interested in our home remodelling services, please contact Ridgepoint Homes at 604-768-7664 or by filling out a contact form on our website. Our team would love to help you turn your current home into your dream home.