Has your house renovation project got you all excited? You have all these ideas in mind and you are just itching to get started. Most people renovate their house in hopes of increasing its value, so that it goes for a higher price in the market. Whether you plan to sell your house immediately or stay in it for a few more years, it’s important that you go through with this renovation with a few professionals by your side.
A house renovation is not just about replacing your furniture, painting the cabinets, and adding a few aesthetic touches. If you want your money to be spent well, then you need to work with an interior designer and renovation consultant. This will allow your Orlando realtor to better market your house.
Those who take this project solo, often make mistakes that cost them time and money. Following are those mistakes explained:
Mistake #1 – Underestimating the Costs
A renovation is bound to be expensive. Most jobs go above the estimated cost and this little kink in the budget can force you to change your design plan. Always add 20% more to the budget, so that if you happen to encounter any delays, you will be able to afford them.
Mistake #2 – Going With a Designer Offering the Lowest Bid
If you want your house to look well put together rather than a mix and match of furniture and décor, then you need to hire professionals… and they will cost you extra. One thing you can be sure of is that they will be worth the money. Meet with at least three professionals and then go with the one that offers best value for your money.
Mistake #3 – Buying Décor Materials Too Early
“This sofa set is amazing and it’s on discount. It will look great in my lounge. We will buy it.”
“This dining table is exactly what we were looking for. We will buy it.”
“This vanity table will hold all my makeup. We will buy it.”
Refrain from buying furniture before you have designed the renovation plan. It’s possible that the furniture you buy may not fit well in the rooms once they are painted. This is where a designer comes in and helps you imagine the overall look on a blueprint.
Mistake #4 – Refusing to Order Extra Flooring
Often people are so invested in the interior décor that they forget the basics such as flooring. Depending on the structure of your rooms, the contractor will recommend that you order 20% extra flooring. Installation always includes defects and wastage, which is why it is better to anticipate this need beforehand.
Mistake #5 – Changing the Design Plan During the Renovation
Once a plan is made, making changes in it along the way can destroy the original design and throw your budget out the window. Even slight adjustments such as moving a switchboard can cost you around $1,500.
As mentioned earlier, you don’t have the expertise to spearhead a renovation project on your own. Unless and until you have a foolproof design plan, your contractor will come across numerous problems. With a design professional by your side, you will be able to get your house renovated the right way and not go overboard in the process.
To get help with your house’s sale process, get in touch with a Winter Garden realtor. To get your house listed as a quality Orlando real estate, visit the website Megan Dowdy Realty or call on 407-509-9279.