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Home Improvement  /  September 17, 2021

5 Home Improvement Mistakes to Avoid

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Renovate Your Home with Top Tips: 5 Home Improvement Mistakes to Avoid in Baton Rouge, LA & Surrounding Areas

Are you improving your home this year? Updates, renovations, and more are an exciting yet overwhelming time, depending on the project you are planning. Our craftspeople want to make sure you get your project off to a good start with these helpful tips. Let’s take a look at 5 home improvement mistakes you should avoid.Budgeting

  1. Budgeting
    Budgeting is the first step to any project. Plan and see what you can spend. If you do not, you risk going over-budget and not being able to complete your renovation.
  2. Appearance vs. Functionality
    You might have a bold idea for upgrading your home, but make sure it will be something you can use without any problems. Don’t install an island into a kitchen that is already too small, consider expanding on counter space instead or removing any half walls, if present, to open the space. Don’t install items that make it difficult to navigate your home or go about your usual routine either.
  3. Installing Appliances Last
    Do not install your new appliances last! This risks finding out they don’t work or don’t fit in the new space. Install these as soon as possible in case any changes need to be made.
  4. Original Architecture
    Your home has a certain look. It’s a cottage, a farmhouse, colonial, contemporary, a cape cod. It’s important to remember this structurally and aesthetically. When you add an extension or upgrade your home, it will need to work with the original architecture. Big exterior changes, especially, might make it hard to resell your home down the road.
  5. Ordering Furniture Early
    Your construction project is half-way done and the new sofa has been deposited in the living room full of tarps, ladders, and tools. This can cause a possibility of accidents and can damage the furniture. Do not order or have your new furniture arrive before the renovations are complete.

Use these tips to plan your future home improvement. Plan and ask your local craftspeople what they think about your projects if you need help. Schedule an estimate and see how you can transform your home.

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