Quite often, there’s a big of difference between imagining your dream newly renovated home, and walking into the finished project for the first time.
And although not many people like to admit, but many times, first-time renovators fail miserably with their house renovation dreams and are left disappointed by the process and the end-result. We've been approached by a handful of clients who have had not-so-positive experiences with previous renovation projects, who come to us looking for someone to finally help save their project. Here are some common reasons we've come across...
Not Planning Things In Advance:
Home renovation is a process that needs immense planning in advance and if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Planning is just not related to your budget, but to each and every other thing that relates to the renovation process itself, like timeline, logistics, design and unfortunately, delays.
If you’re a doing a DIY home renovation, it’s important to keep tabs on all your expenses, chart a realistic project timeline, and have contingency plans for when things go wrong.
Having No Budget, or an Unrealistic One:
Your budget is perhaps the most important aspect in renovating your home, and if you don’t plan your costs in advance, you could be in for a long, painful process.
To ensure that your home renovation doesn’t hit a rough patch in due course, you need to have a realistic budget that aligns with your expectations.
Having Unrealistic Expectations:
While you plan your home renovation, you need to be realistic in the prospect.
For example, even the most experienced builder cannot add an extra space in the house out of nothing, or omit any portion that is structurally essential.
Bring Out The Best In Your Home:
Throughout your renovation process, always keep in mind a picture of your house, and the end result you want.
When the project is complete, it’s still just a blank canvas. And so if you fill it with objects that clutter and degrade the space, this is certainly not bringing out the best in your home’s potential.
Not Consulting The Experts:
The best house renovations are provided by the those who are experts in the industry, not by any cowboy builders or “designers”.
So make sure you consult reputable architects, engineers, and builders to avoid any kind of failures, and poor service.