After you’ve done the hard part of meeting with your financial advisor, getting a mortgage and buying a house, you now want to make it your own. Whether you want to go for a full house renovation or simply redecorate, there’s a lot that goes into redesigning your property into your perfect home. But, what are the most common mistakes that homeowners make, and how can you not follow in their footsteps?
6 Ways to Avoid Home Renovation Mistakes
- Are you starting your renovations too quickly?
Before making plans to completely renovate your entire house, it is always advisable to have lived in your home for a little while. This gives you time to learn the flow of your home: where the food shopping lands, where the laundry wants to go, how the sun hits your property and which way the rain falls. Through learning all of this, it gives you a better understanding and informs your choices when you make plans to change things.
- Underestimating the cost
Changing your home is expensive, and most of the time jobs and projects will cost more than you’d expect when budgeting. If you don’t have the funds, strip the job back, or wait and save a little more until you’re fully ready.
- Expecting everything to go according to plan
Most things in life don’t go according to plan, and that’s ok. A home renovation project is no exception, especially if you own an older building as this can produce lots of unforeseen events – who knows what’s behind walls you’re opening up! Always be prepared for the unexpected.
- Not seeking help from a professional designer
As home improvements and renovations are costly, it’s important to make sure that they are designed correctly by a professional interior designer or architect.
- Choosing the cheapest or lowest quote
Although it’s cheap, it doesn’t mean it’s the best option. Our advice is getting good professional help is worth the money, and that covers both construction and design. Be willing to pay for a good contractor and wary of those who offer their services up too cheaply and are available straight away.
- Hiring professionals that aren’t a good fit
On the other hand, just because someone is a fantastic designer or contractor, it doesn’t always mean that they’re a good fit for you. Consider: do they have the same priorities and aesthetic? They should be asking a lot of questions about the way you live, what you like – listening skills and curiosity are key here.
Contact Cobbydale Construction
If you’re interested in renovating your new home, we are reliable builders that can help make your home improvement dreams reality. We’re based in West Yorkshire, serving homes throughout the area, including Keighley, Ilkley, Silsden, Bingley, Baildon and Skipton. You can call us today on 01535 653 530 or fill out our online contact form, and we’ll be in touch.