Common Causes of Home Remodeling Failures

Are you planning to take the DIY route with your next remodeling project? If things don’t go as planned, it can end up costing you more than if you worked with a professional contractor. Hiring an experienced kitchen and bathroom remodeler such as DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Elizabethtown will prevent you from making costly mistakes.


It’s crucial to have a clear line of communication between you and your remodeling contractor. If any of the involved parties aren’t engaged throughout the renovation process, it can lead to expensive mistakes and delays. Also, you should make sure to establish a chain of command for your remodeling project. This is to ensure everyone gets accurate information about your project such as timeline updates, design changes and product selections.


The progress of your remodeling project can be slowed by approval processes for building permits, site regulations and other delays. Your contractor should take care of these matters but if they weren’t properly anticipated, the delays may affect your overall remodeling budget. To avoid this, make sure the right building permits for the job are secured before the building process begins. 

It also helps to hire a contractor who understands local rules and regulations as well as the requirements needed to approve your remodeling project. A local home remodeler who’s familiar with the system will know how to get a green light for your project and won’t delay the timeline!

Scope Creep

This term describes a situation where the amount of work needed for a remodeling project starts to go beyond the original agreement. It can be caused by unexpected damage or other factors that only pop up during the construction process. Scope creep also happens when a client makes too many requests that are not part of the scope of work, or not enough preliminary work was done during the planning stages. 

If you want to make the most of your renovation, it helps to do your research thoroughly to determine your needs and preferences. Doing this will reduce the likelihood of last-minute changes and requests that add to your remodeling project. 

Talk to Us Today!

When you choose DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Elizabethtown for your remodeling project, we’ll be sure to prevent costly delays. Contact us at (717) 298-3830 or fill out our contact form to get started today. We serve Hershey, Mount Joy, Lancaster, Harrisburg and neighboring communities.

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