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Common home renovation mistakes to avoid

When you begin a home improvement project, whether you are taking it on yourself or have enlisted the professional help of an Alexandria contractor, there are certain common pitfalls that you will absolutely need to avoid. Even if the job is a relatively small one - such as installing new fixtures in the bathroom - there are still plenty of ways that things can go awry. That's why it is so important to have a clear plan and objectives beforehand to prevent a potentially costly disaster.

Here are a few home renovation mistakes to avoid:

  • Being unrealistic with the budget: When you set the amount of money that you can absolutely spend on a project, that will help guide every decision you make. So it is very important that you think in terms of what you can actually afford. If you try and fit a $15,000 project into $10,000, you will only end up cutting corners and being frustrated with the final result.
  • Ignoring small mistakes: While a crooked tile or paint strokes going in different directions might not seem like a huge deal, it will end up creating a room that looks disjointed and disoriented, which is something you should certainly aim to avoid.
  • Lacking a plan: Before you even start the job, there should be a very clear idea in your head of what the final result is going to look like. If you hire somebody and just jump into it without a clear plan, you will likely end up with a space that you don't really enjoy with a too-high budget.

If you are in need of a contractor to help with your renovation work, schedule an appointment today with John C. Flood.