Remodeling your home can be a great way to feel like you’ve moved yourself into a brand new living space, without the cost of a new home, uncertainty of selling your old one and all the stresses that come along with moving. That said, too many people make these simple NJ home remodeling mistakes, all of which can be easily avoided, saving them lots of headaches in the process.
5 Common Home Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid
Not Trusting Their Remodeling Contractor
Many people think they know best – it’s their home after all, right? While that’s all true, there comes a point when you just need to trust that the New Jersey home remodeling contractor knows what they’re doing and let them guide you in the right direction, by making recommendations and suggestions to make your new home the best it can be.
They Don’t Move Their Stuff out of the Area to be Remodeled Beforehand
While any responsible contractor will be respectful of your furniture and belongings, the chance of something being damaged if it’s still in the work space is much higher. Instead of leaving it up to chance, move your belongings out of the work space before things get started.
They Expect the Remodeling to “Look Just Like the Magazine Pictures”
Many people will give their contractor samples out of a magazine to follow, and then be disappointed when things don’t turn out looking as perfect as in the magazine. They don’t realize though, that those magazine pictures are heavily edited and touched up, and even if the contractor uses all the same materials, there is usually no way to exactly mimic a magazine photo in real life.
They Choose a Builder Instead of a Home Remodeling Contractor in NJ
Some new home builders are perfectly capable of doing a remodel, but not all of them are. If what you’re looking for is a straight up remodel of your existing home, whether it’s a kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, or basement remodel, go with a contractor who knows how to do that, and do it well. You’ll end up being much happier with the results in the end by choosing a contractor who specializes in the type of thing you’re after.
They Didn’t Specify a Timeframe for Completion
While an area of your home is being remodeled, there’s a pretty good chance that you won’t be able to use it during that time. If this is an essential area of your home, you might be stuck not being able to use it for much longer than is comfortable for you. If you need things done by a certain date, make sure to tell the contractor from the beginning so they can work towards that goal. Otherwise, they might just do things on their own schedule.
Top Residential Remodeling Mistakes – Conclusion
The bottom line is that any home remodeling project in New Jersey is something that most homeowners do only once or twice in a lifetime, if at all. Therefore, the remodeling process is entirely new for the majority of people. As you can see, there are quite a few things to know before embarking on this journey, which is why so many homeowners, such as the one below, show their appreciation for our process that saves them time, money, and frustration:
We are remodeling the kitchen, family room, dining room, and laundry room in our home. This includes changing the layout/floor plan of our home to fit how we live our day to day lives. Jason genuinely listened to our needs, took the time to understand how our family lives in our home, and incorporated that into the designs. Nearly all of our feedback has been included in each of the designs, and any remaining items were openly discussed with pros/cons, and what our options are. We now have 3 terrific plans to choose from, and have the opportunity to cherry pick our favorite from each, and have them incorporated into one final plan. Design Build Planners have done an amazing job of helping our family get to a design that fits us. Jason has been terrific to deal with. He is very responsive, accommodating to our busy schedule, and has gone above and beyond in helping us with our design. ~ BK Bridgewater, NJ
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