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Mistakes to Avoid on Your Next Home Remodel

A home remodel is a time-consuming, expensive affair that if done right, will reap rewards for years to come while improving the market value of your home. It involves very many moving parts from choosing a design and shopping for materials to obtaining proper permits, and contracting qualified highly skilled professionals who will work together.

As you are planning your home remodel consult one of the licensed and insured remodeling contractors we have on Pro Service Finder so that they may advise you on the best options, help you avoid the following common mistakes and ensure that your project is successful both financially and design-wise.

Cheap Is Expensive

One of the most important factors in any project is knowing how much money you have available, or are willing to spend. Without a proper budget, and a hawk-like monitoring of expenses, Home remodel costs can skyrocket. Some homeowners if they don’t have enough or are running out of money may opt to skimp on quality in favor of price and purchase cheap materials that don’t work very well or last very long. prior to embarking on your project it is important to research on costs and have all the money be it through financing or other methods ready and available and if not maybe wait until it’s all together to make sure that you are able to afford the items that you need.
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Dimensions of Error

Color can be tricky be it for walls, cabinets, tile or wood flooring. What looks green online may end up being somewhat blue in person. Or the dark floors look different in your home than from the catalogue because of lighting. To help prevent delays and additional costs It’s advisable to get samples, in the case of paint apply them on the wall, let it sit for a few days so that you can get an accurate feel for what the finished product will look like.
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Fads Fade

When it comes to a home remodel, it is important to choose a style that best resonates with you, and products that are energy-efficient rather than those that are solely fashion or trend-forward. Even the most sophisticated home can seem dank and dreary if devoid of sufficient natural light. You should choose styles that will not only improve the appearance and value of your home but also save you money though reduced energy costs and not leave your remodel looking dated when the current fad is over. Closely tied to that is choosing function over style. Make sure that the arrangement of appliances in your home is convenient for everyday use.
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No Contingency Plan

Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong and home remodels are not exempt. Unexpected costs, shipping delays, weather delays, can happen causing stress to the homeowner and stalling the project. A savvy homeowner should have a contingency in their budget and their remodel plans to cater for unplanned delays, emergencies and other unforeseen situations. The rule of thumb is to add 20% of the projected cost to the budget.

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