Unforeseen circumstances, stretched budgets and other unexpected issues can quickly diminish the thrill of any home renovation project. With years in the industry, Detailed Interiors’ remodels go exactly as planned. The reason is also our best suggestion: Plan ahead! With just a little forethought, you’ll more easily avoid those problems and make your home remodel a great experience.
1. Determine Splurge-Worthy Items First
The earlier you decide what to splurge on, the more likely it is that you’ll stay on track with costs. Think about which items or areas you use most frequently, as those are areas that are worth the higher price-tag. For many, it’s high-quality appliances that last well into the future. Others may want an extra prep sink or island cooktop.
2. Know Who You’re Hiring
Make sure you can trust your contractor to be honest and upfront. Word-of-mouth recommendations from friends might be enough for some, but there are better ways to find your remodelers.
Many companies choose to create online profiles on third party websites. These sites provide additional context on quality of work through verified testimonials and photos. One such website is Houzz, where Detailed Interiors has a profile. We share past projects, inspiration and invite reviews from clients. It’s one of the easiest ways to get to know us and other contractors. Take a look at our page, here
3. Don’t Make Assumptions Based Off Television
We see it all the time, the weekend warriors who think they can revamp their entire home in a few days. We’re fans of home improvement shows just as much as the next, but many series make some projects seem too simple. Particularly when the work is fit for a professional rather than a novice DIY-er.
If you’re considering a home renovation, think practically about what you can and cannot do. Painting a small bathroom is probably doable by yourself, but painting a 4,000-square-foot house might not be. You may think you can save a lot of money by doing the work yourself, but it usually costs more to have a professional undo mistakes and then properly complete the project.
Steer clear of these common mistakes and hire a company with a proven history of staying on-time and in-budget, Detailed Interiors. Contact us today to learn how our Master Remodeler, Steve Matela operates within these guidelines to ensure an amazing final product in your home.