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Home Improvement  /  September 14, 2015

4 Common Renovation Mistakes You Cannot Afford To Make

As you plan your first home renovation project, you do not want to make mistakes that will cost you time or money. Every project offers the temptation of getting the job done quick and cheap, but that is never the best approach for long-term success. If you want to add value to your home and be satisfied with your renovation project, then there are a few mistakes you will want to avoid as you go through the process.

Finding The Right Contractor

With Handyman Connection of Boise, you will find a contractor that fits your needs and offers the services you are looking for. But even the reputable contractors will recommend that you do your homework to find the right company for the job.

The right company is the one that will give you an itemized estimate, use a professional approach and give you a guarantee for their work in writing. You should personally talk to at least three contractors before deciding which one will be perfect for your job.

Not Understanding The Project

Two of the most common pieces of advice homeowners get about remodeling projects is to set the right budget and have a project scope in mind. But both of these are impossible if you do not understand the project itself. For example, you want to remove a wall to open up your kitchen, but you never checked to see if the wall you want to remove is a load-bearing wall. If it is a load-bearing wall, it will completely change the scope and the budget.

You need to bring in a professional contractor to help you plan your project in order to work out all of the details. A professional can give you the real answers to questions that will help you to decide the proper scope and budget of your project before you start the job.

Putting Too Much Personality Into Your Home

It is always good to put up some decor in your home to show off your personality, but there is such a thing as too much personality. For example, it’s perfectly fine to hang a series of framed cat pictures up in your family room to show your love for cats. However, it may be a bit too much to have your new home addition designed and built in the shape of a cat.

When you plan renovation projects, you want to do what you can to increase the value of your home. The value of your home is determine by how much someone else would be willing to pay for it. When you put too much personality in your home, you will be spending money on a renovation project that could decrease your home’s value and cause a series of financial problems.

Paying For The Job Upfront

A reputable contractor will not take any money from you upfront, that includes a deposit. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make on their first renovation project is hiring a contractor that asks for all or part of the contract payment before work begins. If you are dealing with a contractor that is asking for upfront payments, then it is time to move on to a new contractor.

Home renovation projects will open up living space in your home and get you the home you have always wanted. Along the way to getting your project completed, there are plenty of mistakes you can make along the way. Contact Handyman Connection of Boise today for your free, no-obligation project estimate, and you can get results that make you feel proud and satisfied.

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