by Nutan Brown
on Monday, March 21st, 2022 at 12:58pm.
A home renovation is a great way to freshen up a space while also adding potential value to your home. If you are considering a home renovation, here are 4 things you should absolutely avoid.
Buying Cheap Materials
When starting your home renovation project, you might be tempted to save a little money by buying less expensive materials. While this can save you money in the short term, the inferior supplies will need to be replaced sooner and you’ll end up paying more in the long run. Using premium materials also have the benefit of adding value to your house, as savvy and informed buyers will recognize and appreciate the quality of your renovation when the time comes to sell.
Trying To Do Everything Yourself
While there are certainly a lot of projects you can tackle on your own, when it comes to major renovations it’s best to rely on the experts. Licensed tradespeople come with invaluable home renovation experience and they can anticipate any unforeseen problems before they occur. In addition, choosing a company that specializes in home renovations means they can manage all the heavy lifting so you don’t have to.
Choosing The Least Expensive Contractor
When hiring an expert to complete your home renovation, try not to go with the first contractor you meet, or the cheapest one. Before choosing, do some research and get a few different estimates from reputable licensed contractors. If the estimate isn’t thorough, it could be that the contractor is merely guessing, or is not qualified to do the job.
Underestimating The Cost
The cost of a home renovation can range from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars. The biggest factors that influence price are labour and material costs, which can vary based on the complexity of your project. If your renovation is more than you can afford consider waiting a little longer until you have saved more money, scale back the scope of the project, or do the renovation in stages.