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Home Improvement  /  October 10, 2019

5 common mistakes with home remodels and how to avoid them

Mistakes during home remodels are more common than you think. Most mistakes will happen regardless of what remodeling services you’re utilizing. Here are the most common mistakes that can happen during a remodel and how to avoid them. 

  1. Not setting a high enough budget. 
    Everyone wants to get the best remodel on the best budget. Unfortunately, this can lead to disappointment along the way and scrambling to find extra money. Overestimating a remodel budget will better prepare you for the actual costs of remodeling.
  2. Ignoring problems with the home
    Sometimes a remodel will bring hidden problems to attention, like mold or a leaky faucet. It’s tempting to just ignore these problems, but it’ll cost you more money in the long-run. That’s why these problems need to be fixed right away. If you’re working with a professional remodeling services company, they’ll point out problems, saving you from future headaches.
  3. Mismeasuring supplies and space. 
    One of the easiest and most common mistakes with home remodels is inaccurate measurements. This can lead to wasted supplies, time and money. A professional contractor will properly measure the space and supplies so that nothing goes to waste or takes longer than it has to.
  4. Doing a remodel without the proper permits
    Every city and neighborhood has different rules about permits on home remodels. Some cities are stricter than others. Before planning or starting a home remodel, you always want to check with your city hall to see what permits if any are required. This will save you from fines and headaches down the line. 
  5. Fashion over Functionality
    It’s easy to get caught up in how something looks. Sure, the hardwood floor is gorgeous. But does it fit your lifestyle? Asking these tough questions is key to avoid headaches down the line. For example, the hardwood floor won’t hold up well if you have kids or pets and you’ll have to pay for repairs down the line. 

Handyman Connection can help you answer these tough questions and avoid mistakes. Our contractors have years of experience with remodeling services and can answer all of your questions. 

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