Change is the only constant thing as it is said. Change cuts through everything and your lovely endearing home would eventually need changes too. Renovations would come in necessary at the end. This could be to address structural problems with your house, or simply because the aesthetic essence of your home has become largely obsolete.
Aside from that, from an economic perspective, renovating your home adds more value to your home especially for those hoping to sell it off. However, on a general, renovating your home sustains the formidability of your home while improving the safety of your loved ones under your roof.
Yet everything will not always go well with a renovation exercise on your home and the whole renovation would eventually turn regrettable because of some costly avoidable mistakes. Let us look at some of these costly mistakes you should avoid making when renovating your home.
The first is that most of us plan too small for our renovation
Yes, you are not building a new house, you are correctly renovating an existing one. But it doesn’t erase the fact that you are going to need a sizable budget to complete your renovation to class and taste. You need to be financially prepared.
House renovation is delicate business and when your budget gets unreasonably low like you are going shopping for groceries, then you are inviting quacks to come in and place their bids. Quality renovation is an expert’s job and he is not going to charge you peanuts. This doesn’t mean either that he would charge you the whole heavens in an alarmingly high bid.
Most of us don’t plan the detail well enough
Aside from the financial coefficient of the renovation project, it has to be done to much of your taste and specifications. You are the owner of the house and the end of the day. The renovation contractor is just going to come, do his thing and leave. You would be the one staying in the home by the end of the project. Therefore, you should try to plan your taste as far as possible into the renovation exercise. You can give the contractor sketches that you have imaginatively drafted. This way the project is more precise, the contractor has a better idea of what you want and will effect a renovation design that is as realistically close to your preferred design as possible. Also with this clarity in the destination in place (in that the designer knows where you want the renovation to arrive at), he can give you a more specific quote with a stricter timeline for the execution of the project.
We oversaturate the renovation with trending designs
Having said that we should try to contribute our preferential inputs to the design of the renovation, many of us would blow it out of proportion and congest the design with the latest trends. You like the design of your Mr. A’s house, then Mr. B’s then C, you could gregariously want the renovation to encompass all the latest design trends. But this is not proper. Don’t forget that because these designs are trendy, they are very perishable too in that in no time they would be kicked out of the trend getting outdated.
So when you fill your home with the trendy designs, in the excitement that they are reigning now, tomorrow they could be gone and you are left with an archaic house. Don’t go with the winning design at present, it would lose tomorrow. Have you forgotten that some time ago, stainless steel with concrete countertops were the reigning designs? Today they are no more.
These are simple renovation tips you should keep in mind when you edit your home design. For the most alluring and creative renovations, give us a call today.