1. Spending too much on the wrong things

An example is spending a lot on accent walls and economizing on floor installation. REMODELLING YOUR HOME Buying things because they please you or they are on offer might force you to alter your design for the items to fit.

  1. Overlooking the most used rooms

Ignoring rooms that are commonly used like the kitchen and the living room and concentrating much on bathrooms.

  1. Forgetting about the landscape.

The landscape sets the mood of the exterior. If it is left unattended, it may lead to disenchantment with the interiors too.

  1. Choosing a contractor on a whim

Not taking time to choose the right contractor. It is advised to take time. If possible, bid out for contractors to get the best. You can assess previous work for more data.

  1. Setting budgets without overages

Underestimating your budget could mean digging deeper into your pockets for unplanned estimates. An overage of between 15 and 20 percent is recommended.

  1. Avoiding an architect or designer

An architect or designer helps in streamlining the project and giving out the best version of what you’ve envisioned for the house. If he’s avoided, it means your project wouldn’t be up-to-date.

  1. Ignoring the bathrooms

Updating the bathrooms is important when it comes to resale value hence it can’t be ignored. It just requires simple but up-to-date renovation.

  1. Making decisions based on what everyone else has done

Your home and requirements may differ from your neighbors’ hence doing what your neighbors have done might not suit your renovations.


  1. Not moving out

During the renovation, it is usually dirty and messy especially if it’s a big renovation. It is therefore advisable to move out until the task is done. Also, you can rent storage units Bedford and keep your things there till the renovation is completed.

  1. Unpreparedness

Bringing down the wall before having the materials required for renovation is unnecessary. On spot, decisions are unnecessary too. It’s wise to research before any renovation.

  1. Ignoring safety procedures

Safety precautions are important and shouldn’t be avoided. It might cost life and money.

  1. Going sledgehammer crazy

It is crazy when you swing the hammer to bring down the wall and whatever goes down is not what you never intended to do. It becomes an extra expenditure. It is advisable to develop a ‘destruction ‘ plan to spare your budget and life.

  1. Inaccurate measurements

Being half an inch off the mark is enough to derail the best-laid plans. Best measurements spare you from re-planning.

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