Home remodeling projects can be exciting. You see a picture in a magazine or watch a television program and you’re suddenly filled with inspiration to finally get that new kitchen countertop or a custom walk-in shower. Whatever the reason is, you can’t wait to get your hands dirty and start the construction right away.
Before you break out the hammer and nails, pause a second and breathe. There are some common mistakes overeager homeowners make, and it pays to recognize a few of them so you don’t become a victim. Let our design specialists at Highland Design + Build, formerly known as CASE Design/Remodeling Birmingham help you carry out your remodeling project in the most stress- and problem-free way possible. Here are our best tips.
Construction projects cost time, not just money. Underestimating the amount of time and money you’ll need to complete your remodel is newbie mistake number one. When setting a budget limit, add about 20% to the final estimate for contingencies.
The same is true when scheduling your construction project. A day’s worth of delay is uncommon but not impossible, so make space for untoward incidents that could happen along the way. Padding your schedule will help avoid frustration and stress in case of delays.
For any major upgrades, you need a professional remodeling contractor. In fact, some plumbing jobs, such as replacing toilets, require you to connect to your main sewer line, a task that not even the keenest DIY enthusiast is prepared (or trained) to take on. Without a professional to help see your project through, you run the risk of making a mistake that could cause significant damage, requiring costly repairs.
Highland Design + Build, formerly known as CASE Design/Remodeling Birmingham is your number one home improvement company. Talk to us today about how we can give your home the makeover it deserves. Give us a call at (205) 968-6000 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation today. We serve clients in Birmingham and Homewood, AL.