There comes a time when every home needs to be renovated. It could be due to changing trends or it could be to add rooms since the family is becoming larger etc. Whatever the case, renovation is not an easy task and if you are planning to renovate your home then do not commit the following mistakes which are very common.
Common Mistakes To Avoid While Renovating Your Home
- The most common mistake that people do is to design the new changes themselves without taking the help of a professional. If you are well versed in interiors and how to improve them you can do it but if you are not and if you only have vague ideas of what you require or have gained knowledge by reading interior design or architectural magazines then it is imperative that you hire the services of an interior designer. A professional interior designer will include all your requirements and come up with wonderful and latest designs that will make your home the cynosure of all eyes in the neighborhood.
- Once you have decided to hire a designer do not make the mistake of hiring any designer. You should first ask your friends and relatives if they know a good interior designer, if they do not know you can use any search engine like Bing or Google and find interior designers in your area. Go through the websites of designers, check their portfolios, check their testimonials, etc, shortlist a few and meet them one on one and select the one who matches your thinking.
- Once the designs are ready do not make the mistake again of hiring any contractor. Hire a contractor who has the requisite licenses and also ensure that the workers are insured and bonded. Physically check the licenses and insurance agreements. If the documents are not proper and you hire them you can land in a real soup, so take care.
- A very common mistake that most people do is to stay in the same house while the work is done in other rooms. This is fine if you need to renovate one or two rooms but if you need to renovate the whole house, you should rent storage units and keep your furniture and other things there. You can move to a friend’s or relative’s place or to a guest house and stay there till the work is completed. Once the work is done you can retrieve your things from the storage unit.
Renovating your home can be a daunting task. There are so many things to consider, from the big decisions like what type of renovation to do to the small details that can make or break the finished product. By avoiding these common mistakes, you’ll be well on your way to having a successful and stress-free renovation project.
If you need help navigating this process, our team at Cool Home Improvement is here for you. We have years of experience in renovating homes across the province and we’d love to put our expertise to work for you. Contact us today for more information about our services!