Thinking Too Small
Many people when they are tackling their first project often think too small. A brand new vanity may breathe life in your bathroom, but at the end of the day, we know you are going to want the floors done too. We know a lot of remodels are budget-oriented, but if you are on the fence and can afford it, trust us those old finishes will stand out even more, when the job is completed.
Going with Something Out of Date
Often times when we look for inspiration we may feel a sense of nostalgia happen when something comes across our feed. That nostalgia can stay in the past along with that pink bathroom. You think it might be a great idea for the project. At the end of the day you want your project to be timeless and it needs to create value in your home. When you decide to sell, you want your project to be a statement piece not an eyesore.
Layout is important. The flow of your space is important and should be tackled in the design phase. You want to be able to visualize living in that space and what design elements are needed for it to feel like home. Have a team on your side that is versed in space planning. It is an amazing what an experienced creative mind can come up with.
Curving your happiness based on the internet
There are beautiful examples all over the place in this day and age, which sometimes can give us false outlooks. Many times those drop-dead gorgeous bathrooms that you see online and on tv are sets to make you fall in love with their fixtures. Those fixtures are beautiful, but at times they can be impractical. We source the best fixtures in the game and can achieve any vision. Let us know your inspiration during our design meeting.
Inexperience breeds naivety. When looking to start a project you should think about your restraints and what can be done. An experienced contractor will know the pitfalls as soon as they see the project site, now this doesn’t mean they will catch everything and nothing will come up down the road. It just means that they are prepared and will be your hero in an “end of the world” scenario. It an issue that they find a solution to, because they are paid to find the solution to. Creativity is key in this industry and we pride ourselves in creating solutions where others can not.
Poor planning can draw a project out and severely increase expenses. You want to have all the ducks in a row before the first wall comes down. If not, you could be sitting their with an unfinished project longer than expected. If your contractor is not having multiple meetings with you from contract approval to start date, this is a cause for concern.
Work IS NOT to Code
Work not being up to code is an issue that should never happen. This often happens when amateurs believe they can become professionals by watching a couple of videos a night. Well sorry to say it, but this is where you need to leave it to the actual professionals. All of our projects are guaranteed to be up to code and we wouldn’t start if we couldn’t get it their. Moral of the story? Make sure their is a licensed contractor on your team.
Those are the 7 remodel mistakes to look out for. We hope you enjoyed the article and if you are thinking about getting work done, reach out to us and we will give you a call and see what we can do about those ideas you have. Talk Soon = )