Common Mistakes Made During Home Renovations

Home renovation can either add to the value of your home or diminish the value if done incorrectly. Depending on the scale of the project, you should prepare for some difficult challenges along the way. We recommend that you have a detailed plan with an end goal before you decide how extensively the need to renovate is. You should also make sure to stick to your budget, remember to add funds into a contingency for any unexpected costs. To help you raise the value of your home without emptying your bank account to the extremes, we have listed seven common mistakes made during home renovations.

1.Cheap Materials

You know that saying,” You are going to get out what you put in?” That includes buying cheap materials when you are starting a renovation project at home. If you buy cheaper materials now, they will break within one to two years and you will need to renovate again which cost more and wastes your time.

2.Being too trendy

Fresh, updated looks are great, but consider resale value, too. Trends are short-lived, while good design lasts forever. Don’t hesitate to consult a designer if you have questions.

3.Buying furniture and home décor too early

Wait to buy the perfect appliances, flooring, furniture, and other materials until the project plans are finalized and the project is far enough along for measurements to be accurate. Otherwise, you risk buying the wrong quantities of materials or ordering appliances that won’t fit.

4.Doesn’t go with the rest of the House

With the use of social media our eyes are constantly seeing different inspirational pictures from Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest. When it comes to those photos, take note they are professionally done by professionals after giving a thought about materials, texture, finishes, ambience, colours, space and looks to achieve balance. 

5. Wrong Paint for the Wrong Room

Believe it or not – not all paints are the same. Different surface textures and the operations that happen in certain rooms require different paint types; for your ceiling and/or walls use flat paint. Use semi gloss for bathroom trim and in your dining area. If you want a more upscale look choose a glossy paint. All these paint types can add to the room you are renovating.

6.Focusing on appearance

Be sure to address any structural or safety issues, such as updating the electrical system or ensuring foundations and subflooring are sound. Doing so will help avoid damaging your new, beautiful finishes to fix potential problems later.

7. Not consulting professionals

Consulting architects or designers to fine-tune your plans is invaluable in terms of spotting issues you may have overlooked. These professionals can help make your plans more functional and efficient.

In the end, if you want to add value to your home with a renovation project, you have to invest in quality materials, not take the easy way out, know your tools and paint types. We at Chiraniya Consultancy hope that this information is helpful for any future projects and if you ever need a helping hand or would like to hire one of our technicians, 

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