Looking to undermine your own renovation? Trying to make the whole things fall apart? No, I thought not. Renovation can be a positive experience or a nightmare. There are a few things to be aware of before you go into home renovations in Beaverton or you just may find that YOU are your own worst enemy. Here are six common mistakes people make that can ruin their renovation experience.
Think that things will go as expected
Just as there are very few certainties in life, the same goes for renovation. You might as well make up your mind to go with the flow and enjoy the ride because things will not likely go as expected. Oh, don’t get me wrong. The job will get done with precision and unwavering standards, but the road there can be full of twists and turns and a few bumps along the way. Be open-minded and positive as each decision and each issue arises and know that things will work out….eventually.
“Wing it” on the budget
Sure, it’s hard to figure the cost of everything from the beginning and it’s a good idea to be flexible with your budget as you go along. But you do need to set a budget from the beginning with a contingency that allows for unforeseen issues in each area of the remodel. Setting an amount for overflow in each area of the remodel, Instead of setting an amount for general “overflow”, keeps any area from using the entire amount. This way, you won’t get one room or area of a room, finished completely and realize that you don’t have the finances to complete the others.
Rely on your contractor’s word instead of getting it in writing
No matter how reliable your contractor is, never accept an oral agreement. In fact, if a written agreement is not offered to you from the beginning, ask for one. If your contractor tries to persuade you that it is “standard procedure”, you should get another contractor.
Never find the time to research your contractor’s reputation
Make sure that you are hiring a licensed contractor. Don’t just expect that they are licensed because they are doing business. Research the company thoroughly and read reviews. Ask the people in your neighborhood if they have heard of the company or know anyone who has done business with them.
Go with the lowest bid
The lowest bid might seem alluring; after all, you’re on a budget and are trying to get the best deal for your money. An important thing to keep in mind, though, is that you get what you pay for and the quality of work is often reflected in the amount that you pay for it.
Think that you shouldn’t ask questions but let the contractor handle it
Any good contractor will willingly and easily be able to answer any questions that you have. You should be a part of the process, working with your contractor all along the way. You should feel at ease in inquiring about every step of the home remodeling. Keep asking questions until you are satisfied that the job is going to get done and done right. A good contractor will appreciate your input and pride themselves in being able to put your mind at ease.
The licensed contractors from Mountainwood Home Remodeling will work with you through every step of your remodel. Enjoying your house remodeling in Beaverton as a positive experience is possible. You should look forward to it in anticipation. Call us to get started today.