Whether you just bought a home or been living in your property for a while, there are a few renovation blunders that homeowners make that you shouldn’t follow. For instance, don’t start renovations as soon as you enter a new home. Living in it for a while gives you a better idea of what to focus on. Get familiar with the neighborhood and furniture stores. Get familiar with your home too. You may want to look at other areas to renovate. If you wait a while, you can make an informed choice with a better idea where to buy your upgrades from. You may also want to consult a professional for a superior finish than attempting to do everything yourself in haste.
Here are a few more common mistakes that you may want to keep in mind so you can avoid them.
5 Home Renovation Mistakes to Avoid
Ignoring the Kitchen and Bathroom: It’s a common mistake to pay attention to living room upgrades and overlook the most used areas in the house - the kitchen and the bathrooms. It helps to remember that an updated kitchen and bathrooms add considerably to your home’s resale value. Don’t miss out these spaces.
Spending Excessively on Unnecessary Areas: Kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures are better when upgraded. If you invest in the latest eco-friendly versions, you may cut costs and have more functional appliances. However, avoid spending more than you should on areas where you don’t need too. Don’t overspend on expensive bathroom tiles for instance and cut costs on floors by installing laminate instead of hardwood.
Avoid a Complete Overhaul: Keep home renovation simple. Replace an outdated vanity with a new one instead of going for a complete bathroom overhaul. Don’t replace the tiles just yet if they are in good condition. That will save you time, effort and costs.
Don’t Overlook Curb Appeal: While interiors matter, the exterior of your home is just as important. You don’t want guests walking into an unkempt front yard. It ruins the first impression of your home and invites unwanted pests and rodents to find their way in. Make sure your home is well landscaped to keep it beautiful, neat and clean inside out.
Don’t Lose the Character of Your Home: This is extremely important. It may be convenient to replace old fixtures with modern ones but you may lose the character of your home. If you are unsure of how to blend styles while upgrading, simply call a home renovation experts for ideas and inputs. Professionals will streamline the project to create the best version of your vision. They are connected with qualified vendors who can offer a better deal on fixtures and furniture to fit it all within your budget.
Impact Demolition and Contracting, Edmonton
Since 2007, Impact Demolition and Contracting has been providing a full suite of general contracting services in Edmonton and throughout Alberta. If you are thinking of renovations, restorations, innovations or additions, we are happy to work with you to build your dream interior on time and budget. Give us a call for a professional eye and hand.