Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Starting a Remodel

Remodeling your home can be exciting, but before you dive head-in to this project, you need to do your homework. Failing to research all your options, set a realistic budget and come up with a detailed plan can result in mistakes that might undermine your project.

Today, Premium Quality Home Improvements, your local kitchen and bathroom remodeling contractor, highlights some mistakes you need to avoid when preparing for your home remodel.

Expecting Perfection

Don’t let perfection be the enemy of the good. Remember that every component of the project, from installing tile flooring to replacing worn-out kitchen cabinets will be handled not by machines but by humans. Working with a reputable contractor can significantly reduce the chance of mistakes being made, but there’s still always a chance something minor could go wrong. Make sure you and your contractor agree on a workaround for potential roadblocks during the remodel.

Not Setting a Detailed Budget at the Outset

It is always a smart idea to establish your budget before you start your remodel as opposed to once the work is underway. Begin by determining a ballpark figure of how much the project will cost. Make sure to discuss your project with a designer or remodeling contractor to get a rough idea of costs. From there, find out how much you are willing to spend. If the budget you have doesn’t align your vision, consider scaling down the project. Look for low-cost alternatives or trim the project to make it smaller. 

Blindly Following Trends

There’s nothing wrong with following the current home remodeling trends, like white kitchens. Perhaps you saw an image of a chic white Kitchen on Pinterest and immediately wanted to replicate that photo in your own kitchen remodeling project. Before diving in, get realistic. Are the countertop surfaces easy to clean? Does the layout utilize ample lighting to make the kitchen walls look cheery and bright? It’s okay to be trendy, but not at the expense of functionality.

Failing to Check Measurements

As the pros always say, “measure twice, buy once.” It may sound obvious, but you need to ensure that precise, accurate measurements are taken before the construction begins. Many homeowners fail to communicate with their designer or contractor their preferences or if there are certain appliances or pieces of furniture they want to incorporate. This can result in delays and added expenses once the demolition and construction start.

Being Absent During the Remodel

Proper communication is one of the keys to a successful home remodeling project. In a client-contractor relationship, both parties need to be proactive and assertive. Consider setting weekly meetings to talk about the project’s progress and ask questions, voice your concerns and work out any issues. 

As a leading remodeling and home additions company in the local area, Premier Quality Home Improvements is focused on providing homeowners with high-quality remodeling services. Whether you are planning to remodel your kitchen or bathroom or looking to improve your outdoor living area, rest assured that our pros will help you from design to completion. Call us today at (615) 751-5595 or fill out our contact form.