Interiors

The Most Common Home Renovation Errors

When it comes to renovation works, a home owner is supposed to do lots of errors. Ignoring preparation work and safety, choosing wrong fixtures and setting unrealistic budget, all lead to common home renovation mishaps. Let us find out how these errors happen, why homeowners do these mistakes and the best way to prevent them.

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Emptying everything

Before you carry out your renovation project, make sure you have a well-set plan. This is because where this is possible to work around some areas of your house; it makes no sense to clear everything out.

There are so many instances where it is seen that people start their renovation work and pull the entire wall paper off the wall and by the time the process is over, they go confused and find it difficult getting out of it.

Purchasing cheap materials

The biggest error happens during your renovation work, when you are trying to buy cheap materials. The key line is that your investment will pay off. If you are going to believe the words of expert carpenters, if it is tough to buy good materials, wait a little.

Incorrect measurements

Not getting the correct measurement of any materials can lead to another home renovation error. Sometimes, you cannot make out how an inch can make a difference. And this could be one of the reasons that prevent you from getting the effect or impact you are longing for.

If you are unsure about taking the right measurement or cannot follow the direction, do not hesitate to call someone to take the measurement for you.

Over use of duct tape

You should not know that duct tape does not provide permanent solutions. It is just for a temporary solution.

Home owners love to use this because it is cheap and easy to use. It cannot be used for more than a few hours.

Utilizing the wrong equipment

When carrying out renovation project, making use of wrong tools can lead to three problems. You can break the tool; you can ruin your project and even can wreck yourself.

Not carrying out the preparatory work

Renovation work must be carried out with a well-planned preparatory work. And you should not avoid it. You should pay attention to do it right from the beginning.

Yes, it is a tedious and horrible process. But, getting prepared prior to your actual work process helps you save your time as well as your money.

Setting up a small bathroom

If you have a small bathroom, go for the right fixtures. It is wise to opt for narrower sinks and low-profile toilets. Do not get full-sized fixtures in your small bathroom, or else your bathroom will look crowded.

It is wise to use bold prints and patterns in your bathroom to make it look bigger.

Not stressing on lighting

The perfect lighting solutions are not taken into considerations in most cases. However, it is lighting that completely changes the colors, the feeling and ambiance of your house.

There are three types of lighting for a perfect lighting solution. The task lighting, general lighting and drama or accent lighting create a good design when combined together.

Opting for too much trendy elements

Going too trendy is another mistake that you do during your renovation project. You must know that any trendy thing does not remain exciting forever. It goes outdated in no time.

Therefore, it is worth your investment that stands the test of time and last for years to come.

Building small doorways

While planning your doorways, make sure you are looking at the floor plan carefully. Make sure that each of your room has multiple exits. At the same time, if you have your doorways in the high traffic areas; ensure that multiple people can get through that doorway.

Incorrect storing solutions

It is recommended to keep things in cool and dry places. If it is small things like tools, you should keep them inside.

Not understanding renovation chaos

Once the renovation work is over, you are supposed to clean the entire space which adds to your woes. Taking measures prior to your work can save you time and energy. Cover your floor with a layer containing rubber coating. This will protect your floor and eases the cleaning process.

Check into these before you go for a renovation work and have a successful project.

A post by Albert (5 Posts)

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Albert Smith is passionate about home renovation, architectural design and gardening. He is a freelance architect and a property management consultant in West Palm Beach, Florida. You can find Albert’s articles on many property blogs and article directories. Currently he is writing about sealants and adhesives such as Plasti dip.

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