5 Things Not to Do When Starting a Home Renovation
Renovating your home can be very stressful. Here are a few things you can do to lower your stress and to manage your expectations:
1 – Expecting Perfection – Don’t expect your renovation to be absolutely perfect – there are human hands that are working in your space which cannot compete with the preciseness of a machine.
2 – Decide on the budget later – The amount you can spend on your home can essentially be limitless, so it is a good idea to have a set budget in mind to keep costs from inflating.
3 – Go with the cheapest bid for the job – You want to go for quality when it comes to your renovation, so going the cheapest route may end up costing you more in the long run.
4 – Settle for a verbal contract – Every job should have a signed contract specifying what you’ve agreed to. It helps avoid misunderstandings, disappointments, and unrealistic expectations.
5 – Design your space based on a fantasy version of you – it is important to design for how you live and not confuse that with an unrealistic vision for your life.