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3 Home Renovation Mistakes That Cost You Big

It’s fair to say most people love their homes, but as they get older and more loved, we might not be able to keep them in tip-top shape. That’s when home renovation might be just what the doctor ordered. However, before jumping in with both feet, you need to know the pitfalls of a home renovation and how it can go wrong.

Since a home renovation is different for each home, there is no one-size-fits-all advice. For example, if your last renovation was small and cheap, you might be tempted to try a big and expensive one now. That’s where things might go wrong. Keep reading to find out how to avoid several common home renovation mistakes that can cost you big.

Hiring the Wrong Contractor

Be it the roof or your kitchen – everything changes when a contractor shows up at your doorstep. You need a contractor you can trust with thousands of dollars and essential parts of your life in the balance. It’s easy to make the mistake of hiring a contractor because they are local or because they have great marketing materials. It’s even easier to make this mistake because you are getting overwhelmed with your project and need help.

So, whether you are looking for a roofing company or a decorator, the first step before hiring is to talk to those who have hired them. What does their reputation say about them? Is there something about their personality that makes you hesitant to hire them? Use everything you can to judge a contractor – Google, Facebook, Yelp, BBB – whatever it takes.

Making Renovations Based on Pictures on Pinterest or Instagram

This is one of the worst mistakes you can make while renovating your home. Yes, you can use these as inspiration in your renovation process, but it’s important to use them with a grain of salt. You might be thinking that you need to do three kitchen walls in this color, and those images show you exactly what to do.

You might look beautiful with stacks of colorful tiles on your bathroom floor, but it will not look good if it doesn’t fit with the rest of your home. Remember that renovations start with an idea. How much research you do before your project determines how things go after they were supposed to look.

Choosing Cheaper Materials Because You Think They Are Good Enough

You can spend a fortune on your renovation. There’s no shame in doing so because the last thing you want is for it to fall apart in a few years. You might be tempted to buy cheaper materials, such as ones not manufactured of good quality or wood that hasn’t been treated with proper chemicals. When it comes to home renovation, there is no substitute for high-quality materials.

It’s easy to make one of these mistakes when renovating your home. The key is to avoid making the same mistake twice.With that said, good luck with your renovation. 


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