Common Home Renovation Mistakes

Home renovation projects, small or large, can be unexpectedly complicated. Television shows make repairs seem so quick and easy that you may underestimate what it will take to complete your project. Whether you DIY or hire a company, below are a few common home renovation mistakes to be cautious of with your next project.

Setting An Impossible Budget

Staying within a budget is only possible if you create a realistic one to start. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for unpredictable issues to pop up once work starts. Always incorporate a buffer just to be safe.

Design Mistakes

You want your space to be unique, but it is also critical to consider universal appeal to retain resale value. Additionally, consider the existing elements of your property and make sure that your new space does not oddly conflict with it. Keep this all in mind when determining color schemes, products, etc. for your home renovation.

Going Too Far With Demo

Proper home renovation does not necessarily mean that you must gut everything. You can end up making more work by doing so and adding unnecessary cost. Plan out your job and figure out what you can keep before starting tear down. Keeping some features will need a more careful demolition, so you must know this ahead of time.

Purchasing Cheap Options

If you are deciding to renovate, make sure it lasts. Many folks make the mistake of using inferior materials with short life spans. There are ways to save money that do not involve resorting to low quality products.

Improper Prepping

Improper prepping may result in major messes. Debris can migrate surprisingly far during home renovation. For example, failing to seal openings can make your whole home dusty.

Staying Away from Common Home Renovation Mistakes

It is far too easy to commit common home renovation mistakes. Being aware is the first step to escaping them. Assess the space, pick the right design and long-lasting materials, properly plan before beginning, and formulate a realistic budget and schedule for completion. This will help you accomplish a easier project with better and longer lasting results.

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About Chris Graves

I grew up in Massachusetts, spent the majority of my young adult life in Boston, and own a home in Windham NH. I have owned properties in MA and NH. I specialize in mortgage lending in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and my company does have the ability to lend in other states. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst Massachusetts in 2002. I have a Bachelor’s in Science. In addition to managing a team of loan officers my personal loan production is always in the top of the entire of company. I have personally been in the mortgage business for over 13 years. I pride myself with taking my clients from application to close in the smoothest and quickest way possible, while keeping them well informed during the entire process. I originate my own loans from start to finish and work hand in hand with my loan processors & underwriters to make sure I am updated to the minute with all of my files. I stay up to date with lending guidelines and speak with underwriters on a daily basis to ensure I am aware of all of the lending guidelines in place.

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