Common Remodeling Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
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Common Remodeling Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Your home is an investment, and with this investment comes projects that can increase its overall value. But if you are unfamiliar with the intricacies of home remodeling, doing the work without a professional can cost you in the long run.

Keep your project seamless, save time and money, and ensure successful results by avoiding these common remodeling mistakes!

Proper Permitting

One of the first errors an individual can make is not looking into special permit requirements. There will not be any form of documentation to obtain in many cases, but it's better to do the research and make sure nothing is needed to avoid any future issues.

Skimping on Materials 

Another area that can be problematic is overlooking quality for price with the materials for the job. You want to purchase materials that will be long-lasting so that you do not have to replace them sooner than needed. 

Choosing a cheaper product might require more frequent replacements over the years and will cost you far more than selecting a higher quality one the first time.

Lacking the Knowledge

If you are not used to doing construction projects like a master bathroom remodel, you might be lacking the resources and knowledge required to do the job correctly. This can cost you more time and money in the long run than hiring a professional would have by having to fix mistakes.

Not Doing a Background Check

One error individuals can make is not doing a thorough background check on the individual chosen for the job. Many contractors on the market may not have the appropriate licensing and insurance needed to cover any issues. This can result in unfinished projects or an end job not up to your standards.

Not Creating a Viable Budget 

One of the other mistakes individuals can make is underestimating the overall cost. This can come from a lack of planning for space or an adequately drawn plan that is scaled to the area needed. The issue can also arise if materials are underquoted in price or the contractor doesn't give the proper bid for the job.

Not Having a Plan

Another often overlooked area with home and kitchen remodeling is having a step-by-step detailed plan of the total remodeling project. You need to know what the end goal is for the space and planning around that. 

Whether you're choosing to stay or sell, you want to ensure that the money and time put into it gives you a high return on your investment, so aside from having a budget, always research and know what aspects you can and can't tackle yourself.

Consider your routine and how the remodel will affect that, and plan for scenarios like being without water and electricity. Have a master list with permits, administrative tasks, and materials to ensure you understand all aspects of the remodeling process and avoid critical errors.

Focusing on Decoration Vs. Function

Part of remodeling is changing the aesthetics of the space. While this can help increase the value of the space, it's not uncommon for individuals to overlook something more important: function. Regardless of whether you are adding an addition or doing a small bathroom remodel, the function establishes how the area will be used. 

Overlooking it and only focusing on decoration can create larger issues with spacing and placement, leaving you feeling unsatisfied with the finished product.

TLC Remodeling: Quality Meets Craftsmanship

As you can see, errors can arise when an individual doesn't have the proper experience for the job. TLC Remodeling is a locally owned business that understands the intricacies of home remodeling services. Our primary goal is to ensure that we meet our customer's vision, and we specialize in services ranging from basement finishing to full additions.

We would love to help you with your next project in Maple Grove, so contact us or give us a call at 763- 2418-871 today.

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