Common Home Renovation Mistakes and How to Dodge Them

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In today’s world of social media, a Tik-Tok or Instagram post can make home renovation projects look easy. While embarking on a home renovation project is an exciting endeavor, it may not be as simple as your favorite online DIY-er makes it out to be. In this blog post, we’ll cover the most common home renovation mistakes and how you can avoid them to help ensure a smooth and successful home renovation journey.

Common Home Renovation Mistakes and How to Dodge Them

  • Budgeting Blunders: We all want to save a dollar where we can, but often homeowners are working so hard to make their home renovation cost-efficient that they underestimate the overall expenses. Be sure to thoroughly research needed materials, costs, and labor, plus add some wiggle room to account for unexpected expenses. If you need assistance in creating a design and researching associated costs, reach out to a seasoned professional for help (in our experience, this will save you money in the long-run).
  • Failure to Prioritize Planning: While it is exciting to get started on a home renovation project, failure to create a solid plan can quickly turn a fun project into a nightmare. Get detailed on your design, customizations, building materials, tools needed, timeline, and long-term wants/needs.
  • DIY Disasters: There are home renovation DIY projects suitable to every skill level, and with resources like YouTube, renovations can be a perfect opportunity to learn a new skill while saving money. However, where homeowners run into trouble is overestimating what they can do on their own and where a professional should be hired. Don’t attempt something you’re not completely comfortable with!

If you’re considering a home renovation and are looking to work with a professional, give us a call today at Pegram Builders. We would love to help you make your home renovation dream a reality.