3 Renovation Mistakes And Simple Ways To Fix them

3 Renovation Mistakes And Simple Ways To Fix them
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Renovation is tough and seems not to come to an end anytime, especially if you make mistakes that can be costly – your budget can suffer! We’ve prepared a list of the most common mistakes and some solutions for them to keep your renovation safe and sound.

Changing Too Much At Once

Most of new homeowners make this mistake: they wanna redecorate and change everything right now, at this very moment. Such a wish causes an entire disarray and even disaster in your home, it leads to frustration, tears, you get tired of this mess and even don’t wanna go home. The solution is easy: focus at one project at a time, this way you can gradually change everything you don’t likeand still have comfy zones in your home to stay. At least a part of your dwelling will be clean and functional, and your budget won’t be broken.

when you are going to renovate, do it gradually, one by one, not everythng at once

when you are going to renovate, do it gradually, one by one, not everythng at once

go for one solution, then for another, think of the budget you'll need and find proper contractors

go for one solution, then for another, think of the budget you’ll need and find proper contractors

it's good to start from something smaller first, to understand your possiblities and funds

it’s good to start from something smaller first, to understand your possiblities and funds

if you are planning sme major changes, go room after room, to have some comfy and organized space to spend some time

if you are planning sme major changes, go room after room, to have some comfy and organized space to spend some time

allocate the budgets right and think of what you should do first and what's not so important at the moment

allocate the budgets right and think of what you should do first and what’s not so important at the moment

Going DIY With No Experience

Renovating is expensive, it’s always so and some of us may think that DIY is the best solution. The thing is that many people don’t have enough skill to do that, and you can end up causing bigger problems later on. The solution is to understand what you can do and what you can’t. do you consider yourself handy? Do you have much knowledge and skill? If you’ve never DIYed anything before or this project really seems complicated to you, maybe it’s not the right time to try it.

The top works you shouldn’t DIY are plumbing and electrical repairs, asbestos removal, roof repairs, gas appliance repairs. Doing such works yourself is really dangerous and may cause a real disaster. Bring professionals and they will solve this problem for you saving your budget and a lot of nerves.

tiling a space can be a tricky work to do, so if you aren't sure about that, find a professional

tiling a space can be a tricky work to do, so if you aren’t sure about that, find a professional

some works shouldn't be DIYed by you if you aren't a professional, and plumbing is one of them

some works shouldn’t be DIYed by you if you aren’t a professional, and plumbing is one of them

avoid doing electrical works yourself unless you are a professional and can do it well

avoid doing electrical works yourself unless you are a professional and can do it well

invite some professionals if you need a roof repair, such works can be really dangerous

invite some professionals if you need a roof repair, such works can be really dangerous

never do gas appliance repairs unless you are a professional yourself, bring some contractors

never do gas appliance repairs unless you are a professional yourself, bring some contractors

DIY some furniture if you feel like, or renovate existing pieces, it's not always difficult

DIY some furniture if you feel like, or renovate existing pieces, it’s not always difficult

try DIYing some items and accessories like these wall clocks, such a project isn't hard

try DIYing some items and accessories like these wall clocks, such a project isn’t hard

make a simple wine bottle holder like this one to store the bottles - such craft won't take much time

make a simple wine bottle holder like this one to store the bottles – such craft won’t take much time

some DIY projects contain exact instructions to make the piece, so you may try if you have some time and necessary supplies

some DIY projects contain exact instructions to make the piece, so you may try if you have some time and necessary supplies

renovate an old furniture piece, such projects are always easier than usual ones

renovate an old furniture piece, such projects are always easier than usual ones

Not Being Ready For Roadblocks

Renovations often don’t go according the plan, some problems may appear. If you’ve taken the lowest estimate, you may not have enough money at some point and some other problems may arise. To avoid such problems, to keep an eye on your budget, you should leave around 10 percent to 15 percent extra in the budget for incidentals, or these unexpected costs. Similarly, though your contractor will work up the official project timeline, make a mental note to pad it by at least two weeks to account for any issues that may delay the work slightly.

draw and make detailed plans before you start renovating, it's very important to follow the plan

draw and make detailed plans before you start renovating, it’s very important to follow the plan

first start from only one space or a part of your dwelling to feel comfy in all the other parts

first start from only one space or a part of your dwelling to feel comfy in all the other parts

consider the expert advice or invite some contractors if you hesistate about anything

consider the expert advice or invite some contractors if you hesistate about anything

make your home a bette rpalce to live with stylish renovations and keep your nerves and budget safe

make your home a bette rpalce to live with stylish renovations and keep your nerves and budget safe

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