Many people enter renovation thinking it will be a fun, easy, task. However, as much fun as it is, there are also some serious mistakes people make during this process. You don’t want to remake your house only to have issues a month later!
Ever heard of the saying, measure twice cut once? A lot of time, money, and material can be wasted on hasty cutting/buying. Windows that are too large are expensive to replace, and you can't grow doors that are too small!
Not Enough Flooring
Flooring is tricky to order, you cannot just order the square footage of your house and be done with it! Many panels of flooring are going to be used to cut in edges, making the rest of the panel impossible to use in another spot. You also have to account for mistakes that are bound to happen. We suggest ordering your flooring plus 20% more to account for potential loss.
Purchasing Cheap Materials
Think of shopping for clothes, an Ellen Fisher is sure to last you longer than a H&M one - the same prospect should be used when figuring out what materials to buy! Yes, a cheaper fridge may save you a thousand dollars in the near future, but long-term that fridge may start having issues that a nicer one would not have had. However, recognize your budget and consider making sacrifices in other aspects of your remodel (such as wall decor), to allow for nicer, longer lasting products.
Buying on a Whim
Remodels should not be taken lightly, and materials should not be purchased on the spur of the moment. You should sit down and figure out what you want the space to look like with quality materials you can afford. Buying impulsively can lead to a variety of issues, such as unmatching decor, furniture, flooring, and even missized products.
Many people forget to consider the natural lighting when refurbishing their house. Sometimes, they choose their artificial lighting and paint colors before realizing how much natural light enters the space. For example, you wouldn’t want dark colors in a space with little natural light and fluorescent bulbs - it would hurt your eyes!
Last week we worked on a residential drywall project in Bothell, WA. We covered and protected the walls and sealed all openings from dust and debris. We scraped the ceiling, floated it out, and applied an orange peel texture. We then primed and painted the ceilings, throughout.
No Easy Task
Renovation is no easy task. There are hundreds of difficult choices to be made, along with a crowd of people to answer. What flooring? What colors? What contractor to go with? We are here to take the weight of your shoulders and make the process as seamless as possible. Email us today!
President of Mink Enterprises
Drywall, Painting Specialist