Common Renovation Mistakes


Whether you want to be able to run a successful business from home or just create a safe and stylish home for your family, renovation can be a tremendous job. Renovation, one room or the whole house, is challenging, exciting and fun. It gives you a chance to experiment with style, find your tastes and create the home you’ve always dreamed of. However, people make mistakes which can lead to overspending, poor safety, and jobs taking a lot longer than they should. Here is a look at the top mistake people make, to help you avoid them.


Overspending is a huge problem whether you are redecorating one room or building a whole house from scratch. People often go into the job with a budget in mind. Only to get carried away, change their minds, see things they want or run into problems which cost money to fix.

Out of nowhere, that vague budget has long been passed, costs have spiraled, and people find themselves in huge amounts of debt or unable to finish the job.

To ensure you don’t overspend, create a more comprehensive budget and take the time to do your research. Take the final figure you’ve got in mind. Then make a list of absolutely everything you are going to need to spend money on. Assign a budget to everything on this list and aim to have at least 10% of that final budget left free for emergencies. Then, be strict with yourself. If along the way you want something that’s more expensive, you need to find the money by cutting elsewhere.

Forgetting Safety

Safety is so unbelievably important. What’s the point of having a lovely home if it’s not well protected? Follow some simple safety advice and look at Renewal by Andersen Patio doors to make sure all of your doors and windows are safe and secure. This is one area you can’t afford to forget.

Not Having a Clear Plan

People often rush in, carried away by the excitement of renovation. This leads to overspending, rushing, mistakes being made and changes of heart later on. It rarely leads to a home you’ll be happy with for years to come. Before you even set your budget, make sure you’ve got a clear vision of what you want. Start some Pinterest boards, look at samples and tips online and make sure you know what you are aiming for.

Measuring Incorrectly

Measuring incorrectly can cause huge problems. In the kitchen, for example, you could end up in the ridiculous situation of always having to open one cupboard to get into another, because the doors overlap. Even worse, you could order expensive equipment only to find that it doesn’t fit into its allocated space.

Take your time. Write all of your measurements down. Double check and then check again before you order anything in. When it comes to measurements, you can never be too careful.

Renovating your home is an excellent way to give it a new lease of life. It can be a wonderful experience. Just make sure that you take your time and do it right.


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