5 Don’ts to Remember For Your Home Renovations

Renovations, although exciting, can also be so much of a hassle. Here are 5 tips you need to know to prepare yourself before getting your home renovations done:

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Don’t Forget Necessary Building Permits
The last thing anyone wants is to spend time and effort building a beautiful deck only to find out it must be ripped up because there was no permit. Find out the rules and regulations for building permits, codes and inspections before you start any remodeling project. Source: HGTV

Don’t Delay Decisions
If you want your remodel to go well, the best thing to do is make every single decision before work starts. A good builder can talk you through the list of situations that might come up on your job, but decisions about situations aren’t usually what cause delays.
Instead, most of the issues are related to decisions about things like paint, trim and faucet selection. These may seem small, but when your faucet is two weeks late, plumbers have to be rescheduled and the medicine cabinet door hits the faucet when it’s installed, you’ll see how something small can balloon into a week’s delay on a five-week project. Source: Houzz

Don’t Become Frustrated
Frustration with your reno project may lead to costly mistakes, such as cutting corners, rash decisions, and unwanted items in your home. The impact from one remodeling project can lead to further unneeded work in the future. Source: AngiesList

Don’t Forget to Breathe
Things change and go wrong in a renovation. You have to calm down and realize the things that aren’t perfect in the end are what give your space character. Source: MarthaStewart

Don’t DIY
Unless you’re a seasoned pro, it’s best not to take on the “dirty work” of a renovation yourself. While hiring people to do the tiling, concreting and plumbing can be expensive; a lack of tradie-know-how can end in disaster and be very costly in the long run. Source: RealEstate

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