Home renovation is a huge undertaking. From the budget to the comfort of your home, there are big things at stake, so it’s better to avoid some common roadblocks that may stand in your way. Today, we’ve compiled a list of 5 renovation don’ts that you must absolutely avoid. Let’s take a look:
1. The right side of your budget
First of all, you need to be very clear about your budget. When you go to a designer for an initial consultation, don’t be shy to lay it all out in the open. If your expected budget is too unrealistic, the designer can help you make contingency plans. However, we strictly recommend opting for a renovation only and only when you have a nice budget – or you’ll always end up regretting one thing or another.
2. Work with what you’ve got
While the main objective of a renovation is to introduce a new and improved aesthetic in your homes, nothing good ever comes out of insisting that everything be brand new. If you tear down some perfectly good cabinets instead of just tweaking the outward details, you’ll end up busting your budget. Same with going for shiny new appliances. Be very thoughtful and particular about what you tweak and what you entirely discard.
3. Timeless or timeworn?
Many homeowners follow the latest trending styles while renovating their homes, but at the end of the day, you need to sit down and think whether that giant elaborate arch is going to be timeless or timeworn? It’s better to opt for aesthetics and trends that have a classic quality. So choose your interior design style wisely – after all, you’ll be the one who’ll have to live with it.
4. Choosing the right designer
Before you start your renovation, be sure to carefully and thoroughly vet out your designer! Make sure that there’s enough compatibility that you’ll be able to fix any kinks down the road together. If you end up with a designer who hijacks your entire project or doesn’t accept any of your suggestions, you’ll be in a world of trouble.