Remodeling a home is a big project that can increase the value of your home and beautify the atmosphere of the space. Remodeling comes with lots of balls to juggle and decisions to make. If you are remodeling your home on your own, here are five common remodeling mistakes that you should work hard to avoid.
1- Poor Planning
The most important step of a remodeling process is to plan. You will need to create a plan for your budget, how long the project will take, how it will affect the rest of your home, what preparatory steps need to be taken, etc.
If you hire a remodeling company, they might handle all of this for you, but if you are completing the process by yourself, this step will take a large amount of time. Improper planning can cause you to miss important milestones or accumulate unnecessary costs. Planning should be done before you even purchase materials, or start ripping up your current rooms. Listing out expenses and what will be needed is an essential step of the remodeling process.
2- Not Knowing What Is Behind The Walls
Before you begin the demo process, you will need to avoid remodeling mistakes by breaking through supporting walls, removing needed electrical, or other expensive fixes. If there are walls in your home that you want to knock down, it may be possible to create an open floor plan, it just may cost a little bit extra.
3- Cutting Corners To Save Money
The biggest remodeling mistake that you can make is to cut corners during the process. Remodeling your home is not the place to cut corners and cut important tasks in order to save a few bucks. Doing the process right the first time will save you from more work in the long run and having to fix mistakes for years down the road.
Quality construction is always a better investment than choosing cheap materials or an unlicensed contractor. Cutting corners may seem like an easy way to save time and money, but it will come back to haunt you over and over again. Before you start remodeling, consider if you have the means to do all the necessary adjustments.
4- Choosing Appliances Last
Measuring appliances makes sure that they will fit. Fitting the cabinets and leaving room for people to flow through the space is only possible if you choose appliances that fit. If you want to avoid having your fridge in the kitchen or having to cut space into your island, choose your appliances before you begin the large portions of the remodel.
5- Prioritizing Aesthetics
While keeping in mind how colors and texture affect your space, it is not the most important part of the remodel. Aesthetics are not the driving force behind the remodel, the force should be increasing the functionality and flow of the home. Increasing storage, and creating a beautiful and functional design is what must be thought of during a remodel.
Work With The Pros
Our team at Cole Val Construction works to give you the most functional and beautiful home imaginable. With our growing portfolio, we have worked on many remodeling projects across Utah. With almost 20 years in the industry, our builders know how to handle the most complex or simple projects.
Whether you are looking to remodel your bathroom, kitchen, or basement, or add an addition, we are here to work with you through every step of the process. With clear communication, we will ensure that your remodeling project will go smoothly. Our family at Cole Val Construction treats you like part of our family and welcomes you. Let us improve the look and feel of your home with our detailed touch at Cole Val. Schedule a consultation with us today!