It is safe to say that 2020 did not turn out how anyone imagined it would. No one anticipated the worldwide pandemic that we all found ourselves in. Americans had been asked to stay home so that we could help stop the spread of the coronavirus. As you sat in your home, did you sketch out some home remodeling plans? Staring at the same walls day after day may have helped you come up with the perfect plans. Whether you have a solid vision for some remodeling projects or need a lot of design inspiration; My General Contractor can help your dreams come true. Over the years we have helped our clients avoid some of the common mistakes people make when they remodel their homes. We are going to share of these common mistakes with you today so that you can avoid them.
Set a Good Realistic Remodeling Budget
Frequently people do not set a realistic budget when they start their remodel. It is important to know how much the project will cost before you start. You will need to factor labor and materials into your budget. We recommend that you put an additional 20% into your budget to pay for any surprises that may come up during the process. Even if you plan your project extremely carefully there is the possibility that unexpected expenses or problems may arise.
Consider Function when Doing Renovations
Another common mistake that people make is not factoring their workflow into their design. This happens the most frequently in kitchens. When you are in your kitchen you go between your fridge, sink, and stove regularly. You will want to make sure that your kitchen design makes going between these three areas easy. Take time to think about what you typically do in each room before you commit to a design so that you do not ruin the workflow in the room.
Do Not Make a Lot of Changes During a Home Remodel
Once you have decided what you want your remodel to look like it is best to stick with your original plan. Every time that you change your mind it costs you money and time. My General Contractor is happy to make changes during the process but we find that frequently people are caught off guard by how much it costs to make the changes requested. Avoid this mistake by taking the time to plan before you have us start your remodeling project.
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The last mistake that we see people make on a regular basis is wanting their home to look perfect instead of being functional. Ideally My General Contractor can help you come up with a design that can be both functional and stunning. When we help you with the design you will want to truthfully discuss how you live on a daily basis. The design for your remodel should lend itself to your daily activities and traffic patterns. We hope that these different tips help you avoid some of the common pitfalls that people run into when they remodel their homes. Our goal is to provide our customers with a finished project that they truly love. Call us today!