Major Remodeling Mistakes You Need to Avoid



It’s a given that you’ll need to do a bit of research before starting a home remodeling project. In addition to the features that can help increase your return on investment, it’s a good idea to understand some of the common remodeling mistakes you should avoid, reducing the risks of project delays.

Not Setting Realistic Expectations

Try to visualize what your ideal end result looks like. Keep in mind that your expectations for the project need to be achievable and realistic. On the other hand, if you don’t establish clear goals for your project,  the finished project might end up being way different from what you had in mind.

It’s also important that you discuss these goals with your interior remodeling contractor. Remember: a home remodeling project is essentially a collaboration between you and your contractor, so it’s important that both of you are on the same page from the get-go.

Rushing the Project

Your contractor should discuss the details of your renovation, including its timeline, during the initial consultation. While it’s possible to finish your renovations ahead of schedule, it’s best not to rush the project and stick to the timeline. Comprehensive renovations take a lot of time and effort, but it’ll be worth it in the end.

Hiring the First Contractor You Come Across

Don’t forget to do your research on the contractor you’ll be working with. Fortunately, there are several ways to speed up the vetting process without compromising the results. One of them is to check a contractor’s memberships in trade organizations such as the National Kitchen & Bath Association, the National Association of Home Builders and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

Choosing Colors & Designs That Are Too Trendy

There’s nothing wrong with trendy designs or colors. However, it’s best to avoid them if you’re looking to maximize your return on investment. That’s because they tend to go out of style quickly. If you want to preserve your home’s aesthetic appeal over a long period of time, stick to neutral colors and classic designs.

Getting Too Preoccupied With Costs

It’s important to stay within your budget, but you shouldn’t obsess over costs. Focus instead on how you can maximize your ROI. Ask your contractor about the features that can boost your home’s functionality and property values.

Let’s Start a Conversation!

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Huntsville offers a wide range of professional remodeling services, including bath and kitchen renovations. To get started with a no-obligation consultation, call us at (256) 203-9451 or fill out this form. To better serve you, we can also meet via webinar for a consultation as part of the DreamMaker Virtual Modified Process. We serve homeowners in Owens Cross Roads, Gurley, Triana, Meridianville and many surrounding communities.

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