With 30 years in the renovation industry i can tell you
from experience mistakes are common, just hopefully not very costly.
Here are the Top 5 #renovation mistakes to avoid to
maximize your ROI.
First, use #quality materials! During a renovation project its common to
run a tight budget, especially at the end. Cheap finishes like for instance your
plumbing fixtures, is something you should avoid. While these
fixtures may have a nice look to them, the last thing you
would want after all your hard work is to have a malfunctioning water
source. Flooring can also have the same quality appearance as its #namebrand
twin, however 99.9% percent of the time the cheap price materials will quickly show wear
ending up needing to be replaced far too soon. Costing you more in the long run.
Second, during renovation if you discover some issues the can possibly wait 6
months to a year to fix, DON’T! Go ahead and fix them now while you have
walls open, flooring up and in the long run it will be cheaper to do
now verses waiting. If you have any faulty electrical or plumbing you definitely don’t want a
simple preventable problem turn into more than
it could have been. Additional damages these can cause could be huge.
Third mistake to void is using carpet. Not only is carpet very dirty it has to have constant upkeep
to keep the warranty. Especially if the renovation is in a rental property the carpet will
require changing more often than other flooring resulting in more
money you spend in the long run.
The forth thing to avoid is underestimating the renovation cost.
Renovations are tricky because you can’t see what everything looks like until the
demo process is complete. Not to mention things you never even thought of
suddenly come to mind when the install process begins. Fresh paint and other new items suddenly
make it a necessity to replace previously thought to be
reusable items. So in the planning and budgeting stage of your
renovation try and add an additional 20% to your budget so your covered.
Simple or #luxuryrenovations alike tend to be very surprising in
what “could” be replaced.
Number five is always an issue in the #renovation industry, estimating your time.
Give yourself a 7 to 10 day completion window, especially if you
run into additional work that needs to be done. After all your hard work and planning
you do want to rush the final steps.
AS always Kennedy Kitchens and Baths is here to help you in all
your #renovation needs, we are just a phone call away.
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