With the change in the needs of the family as well as the need to maintain a building, reconstruction or renovation occurs. Sometimes, the reconstruction is done without considering all the project’s requirements and costs. The lack of proper planning will cause the loss of financial resources and reduce the quality of work. Here are eight common mistakes in renovating.
Unclear reasons for reconstruction
Why are you rebuilding? What made you decide to renovate? Are you sure you want to change some parts of your home and are willing to pay for it? Assessing the reasons for reconstruction is very important because a hasty and unreasonable decision will cause more harm than good.
Incorrect project cost estimate
Before starting the work process, calculate your budget and create a list of necessary materials, supplies, and costs. If you are not sure, consult with a specialist or designer about the costs, and after ensuring a sufficient budget for the whole work, start it. Keep your budget in mind and always stick to it. We at D&R Renovations make sure to renovate your house with the best available quality within your budget.
Lack of coordination between budget and project plan
Share and agree on the look you have in mind to renovate your house and the appropriate and desired materials with your specialist. Because the lack of coordination and planning for the desired design and insufficient budget upsets the balance, and because the final work would be unlike what you had in mind, it will cause dissatisfaction and will cause confusion and lack of proper planning in work.
Close the contract without evaluation
It is vital to choose a wise architect and project manager and consult with knowledgeable people to find the right person. Check out previous examples and portfolios to see their other projects and learn how they organize work and expenses at a given time. Remember, with the wrong choice, you will spend a lot of time and money without achieving the desired result.
Renovation to keep up with trends of the day
Following the common trends in decoration and the type of design for the house is not a good idea. Trends of the day may dominate society for a very short time and usually change constantly. So choosing materials or design style based on trends for reconstruction can not be a good idea because, with the change of these trends, the need to renovate and follow the new styles is felt.
Misconception: Reconstruction changes everything
Forget that you can transform one space into another with home renovation or incorporate a very different style into your home. Consult with the architect in advance about your overall design and style, and then decide on remodeling.
Reduce costs for materials that are not visible
Eliminating or reducing the cost for the quality of materials used in parts of the house that are not visible, like parquet or walls, is wrong. Because the quality of materials in all parts, especially in the interior and built-in parts, cause strength and sufficient resistance. If you do not pay attention and do not use the appropriate material, it will require rework and a lot more money.
Ignorance of safety at work
Before starting work, review the house’s floor plan and ask the experts to consider the location of the load-bearing walls and the location of the columns to avoid possible electrical and facility hazards and damages.
At D&R Renovations, we provide everything you need to help you figure what you need to renovate your house.