Friday, 23 August 2019

Top 5 Remodeling Mistakes That Are Destroying Your Remodel!

Undertaking remodeling projects can be very exciting for homeowners! If you’re a homeowner embarking on a new remodeling project, being aware of certain dos and don’ts will certainly help you. Here are the top 5 remodeling mistakes that could possibly destroy your whole project!

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     1.       Hiring the Wrong Contractor

The contractor you hire is going to be the backbone of your project and hence hiring the wrong contractor would be disastrous. Here’s what you need to look for in a contractor:

·         Check out the contractor’s previous projects
·         Make sure the contractor is experienced
·         Most importantly, look for previous customer reviews.

If you need more details, we have two elaborate posts here talking about what to look for in a contractor!

Daniel Mackey has been remodeling homes and making dreams come true since 1986. Head over to our website and see what we can do for you.

     2.       Not Sticking to the Plan

Sticking to the plan will determine whether you finish your remodel or not! Constantly altering the plan will cost you a lot of money and will waste your time as well.  Minor changes will be easy to incorporate but major changes like changing the piping of a bathroom require prior planning!
Pro tip: Go through the entire plan in detail with your contractor before starting with the remodel.

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      3.       Emphasis on Aesthetics over Purpose

If it’s not useful, you probably don’t need it! You might like your remodel to look like it came out of a home design magazine, but if your remodel serves no purpose you might end up remodeling your house again real soon. Therefore take into account the utility of a new addition along with the aesthetic value it brings to your house.

      4.       Not Planning for Miscellaneous Expenses

A remodel can never fit perfectly into a budget. There might be material wastage, price fluctuations, etc. These are unanticipated so you should always have some leeway while setting your budget. It is always a good idea to have a discussion with your remodeling contractor about the budget before the remodel.  The contractor’s experience in such matters will definitely benefit the homeowner greatly.

      5.       Working Your Way Around the Work Permit

Before beginning any construction work, it is imperative that you get a permit. It would be an absolute waste if your project, as it is nearing completion, gets halted by the local authorities.
Another great benefit of Daniel Mackey is that we take care of all the permits as well as the paperwork!

So keep these checkpoints in mind before you go ahead with your remodel! If you are looking for a professional contractor to get your remodel done to perfection Contact us right away!
You can also take a look at some of our previous blogs right over here!