Avoid a DIY Disaster: 4 Common Home Renovation Mistakes

Written by  //  December 24, 2018  //  Home Remodeling  //  Comments Off on Avoid a DIY Disaster: 4 Common Home Renovation Mistakes

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Taking on home renovation projects can be an easy way to save some money and bring some personality into your home. Many people who decide to take on renovation tasks often make beginner mistakes. Here are some of the more common home renovation mistakes that DIYers commit.

Lack Of Experience

Just because you’ve seen something done on TV doesn’t mean that you can take it on yourself. There are tricks to any type of project that are often not discussed, or you only learn after you gain some insight. Renovating with an insufficient amount of experience could be setting you up to have to either redo your project or needing to hire a professional to get it done right. If you still want to try anyway, do your research so that you can feel comfortable completing the project and take your time.

Budgetary Concerns

Another common problem that DIYers have is that they don’t have enough money in their budget in order to complete the project. This will leave you in a position to either not complete your project or having to go over budget to get it done. Creating a contingency budget for those unexpected items will help to alleviate some of the stress associated with your renovation project. As a general rule of thumb, budget high so that you won’t be left with a shortfall.

Tackling Too Many Projects

It can be tempting to start taking on too many projects at once. It just seems like one project leads right into another. This philosophy will cause you to become overtaxed and never being able to see your way to the end. Another thing that you’ll want to consider is rubbish management. One of the hardest parts of any job is getting it cleaned up so that you can focus on the finishing details.

Not Measuring Twice (or Thrice)

You may have heard that you need to measure twice and cut once. When it comes to DIY home renovation, twice may be insufficient. Making imprecise measurements could cause some of your greatest budgetary woes. You may find yourself having to repurchase items because you didn’t cut them right the first time. Triple-checking your measurements, and having someone else perform independent measurements when you’re unsure of yourself, could save you a lot of time and money.

Tackling your projects one step at a step will help to save your sanity during the process. Renovations can be overwhelming if you don’t have a firm grasp on the situation. Avoid these common pitfalls so that you can get through your renovation and be happy with the end result.

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