Renovation projects like a kitchen or bath remodel can be as exciting as they are stress-inducing. Depending on the size and the scope of the work, doing this undertaking without much preparation is a big mistake. Plenty of home improvement projects fail due to a lack of understanding on the part of the homeowner. So, it’s important to avoid common problems with renovations.
Consider the Timing
Building your dream home is definitely a worthwhile endeavor, but if you have only recently moved into a brand-new home, perhaps you should reconsider taking on a renovation project right off the bat. Even something as innocent as a window replacement or an installation of entry doors could be problematic with the wrong timing. Give yourself time to understand the place and figure out the routine of your home. This can help you find which renovations can actually help make things better for your home.
Planning is important if you want your project to even take off the ground. However, make space for the possibility that issues and delays can unexpectedly pop up. Finding that right balance between knowing what you truly want from a renovation and being open to meet the challenges that surface is crucial to guaranteeing your project’s success.
Mind Your Budget
Your allotted budget can help define important aspects of your renovation, such as which decks contractors you should hire, which bathroom upgrades you can afford or which kitchen remodels make the most sense. Make sure to detail out all the items you want, and bump up your working estimate by about 10% to 15%. This should help cover any additional costs that might suddenly crop up.
Our team at STL Design and Build can help make your dream renovations a reality. Give us a call at (314) 930-3888, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a conversation with our representatives and request a free estimate today.