Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Renovation


Kitchen and bathroom renovations are the most popular for homeowners looking to update rooms in their homes.  The one issue that arises with many home improvements is that homeowners jump right into them without planning which just ends up dragging out the renovation process as issues arise. It is a good idea to start with a plan of action and enlist the assistance of a professional contractor to ensure your project becomes a reality.  Below is a list of common mistakes that are found to delay or even ruin your renovation.

Excess Bargaining

There are some areas in life where bargaining can ensure a great deal however updates in your home is not one of them.  It is true, you get what you pay for especially in the materials that you choose to use in your renovations.  If you are doing a full-on bathroom or kitchen renovation it is necessary to spend the money and invest in good quality products and contractors.  It is money that you won’t regret spending.

Forgetting About Your Budget

Create a budget and stick to it when planning out any renovation.  Bathroom and kitchen renovations can quickly run over budget.  It is important not to lose site of your budget.  It is easier to do this when you have determined a realistic budget to begin with.  Don’t start your renovation with just a sketch of what you hope to achieve instead get a solid visualization of what you desire, and the costs involved when deciding on a realistic budget. If you don’t have the funds set aside for the renovation and materials, you desire you will know this before your kitchen or bathroom is in shambles.

The Unexpected

There are a number of elements within a renovation.  There will be times in which the most experienced contractor runs into an issue that they didn’t previously see becoming a problem.  In a bathroom this could consist of rotting floor boards under the tub, in a kitchen it could be something such as the electrical needing updates to accommodate new appliances.  Whatever the issue it is important that you have the wiggle room in your budget to accommodate it.  It is extremely rare in any renovation let alone one with so many pieces working in conjunction with one another as is the case in bathroom and kitchens, that everything goes as predicted.

Getting Derailed

We all want our renovations to turn out perfect however even though we have a design stuck in our heads it is important to realize that things will not always go as planned.  Sometimes renovations run into issues when materials are on order.  If the perfect tile becomes backordered and when they will become available is a mystery, it may be time to consider other avenues, so you don’t go an undermined time without use of the space. 

Over Renovating

Yes, we want what we want but it is important that we don’t out price our home by over renovating.  This concept is simple, starter homes don’t often have kitchens designed for a professional chef.  These kitchens alone would cost the same as most starter homes.  Consider the average cost of homes within your area and make sure your renovations keep your home within the range.  Buyers won’t spend extra on a home that the area dictates should be at most $200,000 no matter how upgraded the spaces are within it.

JFC Remodeling is a full-service licensed contractor out of Howell, Michigan.  Specializing in kitchen and bathroom renovations, flooring upgrades, and home remodeling services.  More information can be found online at https://jfcremodeling.com/



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