At True Value Home Pro, we offer many renovation services, specializing in projects of all sizes. Whether you are looking to install new windows, add on an outdoor deck, or replace you siding or roof, our specialized team will exceed your expectations. Here are some common mistakes that are made when renovations are not planned and executed properly.
Underestimating the Cost
Any construction project should not have an open ended budget. Be sure that before your renovation project begins there is a set budget and a list of what that budget includes. Our on-staff architects and designers will ensure that the vision for your new room or house will come to life while staying within your budget.
Not Going ‘Green’
A common misconception about using green and recycled materials is that they significantly increase the overall price of the project. In reality, using green material is ahead of a majority of the market and in the end can help save money due to its sustainability and energy efficiency.
Ignoring your Home’s Style
It is important when remodeling a kitchen, bathroom, or other section of your home, that the remodel doesn’t look completely different than the style of the rest of your home. Be sure to have an experienced designer working with you to help flawlessly integrate your remodeled room with your existing home.
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Don’t forget that proper maintenance and annual upkeep will ensure your project lasts through the life of your home. Make sure the home is painted as needed, clean the gutters to protect from water damage to the exterior, trim shrubs, and check for termites and other pests regularly. And don’t forget to keep track of annual checkups to make sure none are missed.
Assuming it’s Cheaper to do it Yourself
Many assume that a DIY project will save money on a renovation or remodel. You may be surprised. A contractor can save you money in numerous ways. Being in the industry, a contractor can typically get supplies at a much greater discount than the average person. These savings are typically passed along and you will still get the materials cheaper than you would if you bought them yourself. If you do not have the proper tools for your project you may also be wasting money by going out to purchase them when a contractor will already have all of the tools needed to complete the project. Having the proper permits is essential when participating in a construction project. A contractor will ensure all the proper permits are acquired before construction begins, helping to avoid unnecessary fines.
If you are interested in a home renovation or remodel, don’t hesitate to contact True Value Home Pro to talk with one of our renovation specialists today. Call us at 616-414-7578.