4 Home Remodeling Mistakes You Should Avoid

June 2nd, 2020 | by caronq

Before pursuing a home remodeling project, it’s important that you do your research. Aside from the home features that can improve indoor comfort, it’d be a good idea to learn more about the costly remodeling mistakes you should avoid.

Some of the most common remodeling mistakes are:

1. Starting Your Project Without a Detailed Budget 

Do not start a home remodeling project without a detailed budget. Without a meticulously planned budget, remodeling costs can quickly add up and get out of control.

2. Having Unrealistic Expectations About the Project’s Timeline 

A home renovation can be disruptive to your daily routine. That’s why most homeowners can’t wait for it to be over. However, your contractor can’t rush the remodeling process. If they seem to be in a rush to finish your project, that’s a red flag in itself.

Before starting your home improvement project, it’s important that you discuss your expectations with your contractor and have them explain the project’s timeline. Remember: a home or kitchen remodeling project is essentially a collaboration between you and your contractor so it’s important that both of you are on the same page from the get-go.

3. Not Putting Everything in Writing

Never start a project without getting everything in writing. A written contract outlines the responsibilities of the contractor and the homeowners, and sets expectations for both parties.

4. Hiring the Contractor Offering the Lowest Bid 

It’s important to stick to your budget, but you shouldn’t get too preoccupied with the costs. When pursuing a home renovation, focus on the features that can increase your returns on investment. That’s why you shouldn’t immediately hire the contractor with the lowest bid. After all, it’s not uncommon for less experienced contractors to offer lower bids to catch the attention of homeowners. Given that they’re more likely to make costly installation errors, it’s best to hire a reputable contractor.

Peartree Renovations & Marine Construction, a company with nearly a decade’s worth of experience, offers a wide range of professional remodeling services, including custom home construction services.  For inquiries, call us at (843) 428-2546, or fill out this form.