First of all, what’s crucial when renovating a home? How much cost to remodel a house? These are very common questions, we all ask. House remodeling can be a hard and expensive task. Doubly so, if you’re not a tradesman. Or, a professional.

However, it’s a fact, your home remodeling ideas are very valuable. But, kitchen renovation notions, for instance, will most certainly require some fine-tuning. Additionally, a lot of thought and planning. As well, do-it-yourself bathroom remodeling, for that matter.

Thus, the tasks related to designing home reno’s and upgrades can easily turn into a nightmare. Let alone, the installation. Nonetheless, it doesn’t have to be that way.

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Remodeling

Of particular importance, when giving your house a face-lift, you can expect to encounter problems and hazards. Ones, you probably had not anticipated. But, it’s your remodeling dream, right? Stay determined to take action. That’s fine, but there are several remodeling mistakes & blunders to watch out for, and avoid.

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When Remodeling, Do Only as Much as Your Comfort Level Permits

Like most people, you probably have a full-time job. Plus, you have a family. Also, some days, you just can’t help sleeping in a couple hours more in the morning.

Therefore, plan the remodeling, in accordance with available time. Then, spend only that allocation doing renovation tasks. Also, time conflicts cause problems.

In addition, there will be inconvenience. And, mess. Although, it always gets worse before it gets better, we’ve got some remodeling tips to help out.

Don’t overlook, such tasks like the cleanup. Cleanup, needs to be during construction, and after.

Second, never try to do the entire job at once.

Unless, of course, you can afford to skip going to work during the remodeling process. In case this is not an option for you, do one thing at a time and monitor the way it is going.

Coming in Under the Remodeling Budget


Home renovation within budget. It’s a big achievement. In fact, it’s a science, of sorts. Rare, are people who have the good fortune of coming in under budget. It’s an art, few master.

However, there are many ways to achieve it. Often, better than cheapening-out, is controlling waste. It is important to curtail surplus with both, materials and labor.

In addition, should you be one of the fortunate few who can afford it, why not invest in professional after-build cleaning service. Doing so, accentuates the results of your great work? Also, it saves you precious time.

Alternatively, you can recruit family members. Get them to help you remove post construction debris. Have them clean and polish. Afterwards, just buy a cute present for each one afterward.

Inflating Your Remodeling Budget

Endless, are the number of building projects that have collapsed due to wrong cost and budget calculations.

Whether you want to replace just a few old doors with new ones. Or, build a playroom for your children.

Avoid the reno undertaking ending in failure. Flopping, is less likely, if your financial strategy is sound and properly managed.

Before you start, ensure you have the financial comfort level to be able to adjust your budget. It is not uncommon to have 10 or 20 percent overburden. Thus, you need a contingency factor. Figure one into the budgetary numbers. It’s the best way to ensure a debacle, doesn’t become your fate.

However, due to financial constraints, not everybody is able to do that. Therefore, it is critical to do your pricing homework thoroughly, in advance. Utilize a remodeling cost estimator. Or perhaps, a similar tool for both materials and labor.

Mind the Remodeling Hand Tools & Materials

If “this old house” remodeling, is not your first D-I-Y project, then you probably already have some of the essential tools. Most, are common in every household. Those who are just starting, have to keep in mind that high-quality tools can turn out to be more expensive, than you expected.

Prepared for remodeling? Point being, jumping headfirst into the renovation work, will likely end up being most be regrettable, if you aren’t. Learn how to use these tools safely and efficiently. Proficiency, is a superior choice. Far better, than taking unknown risk. Hence, possibly ruining the fancy materials you bought, for the remodeling project.

For example, cracking or scratching a couple of the hardwood entryway flooring panels. Bangs and dings, are mistakes, that will cost you additional percentage points within your allocated budget.

In the end, inexperience, carelessness and blunders, could possibly force you to buy new materials. Or, at the very least, cause the need for a professional refurbishing solution. Getting rid of the blemishes and blunders, all costs unanticipated money. Therefore, be careful.

Inaccurate Remodeling Measurements

Additionally, being careful with measurements is essential. Good measuring skill is imperative. Especially so, when it comes to procuring the materials for your remodeling project.

In the event, you’ve taken wrong measurements, the remodeling work will become a stress-filled nightmare.

Moreover, the clean-line design you desired, will remain just a dream, not the reality.

Messing up the measuring on a renovation project, will only serve to make you have regrets. Regrets, that you ever thought about face-lifting your house, in the first place. Let alone, doing it.

To provide your home with the image you really want, “measuring twice and cutting once” may not be enough. Thus, repeat the measuring task a few times. Such a practice, assures comfort and confidence.

If for no other reason, do it for the sake of all the efforts you already put forward, on your house reno aspirations.

In addition, the other old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” really applies here.

Get Proper Home Remodeling Reno Ideas and Help

Last, but certainly not least, get helpers that you don’t have to babysit. The home renovation process is stressful enough, without having to hand-hold others. Or worse yet, having a helper mess up royally.

Remodeling a home requires skilled design-work. Necessary, in advance of the actual demolition and reconstruction.

Therefore, it is critical, that you solicit a skilled renovation designer. With him, go over your home remodeling ideas. Assemble them onto a set of renovation plans. Do this, in advance.

Furthermore, a skilled designer will also be able to supply you with some great ideas for remodeling your home.

They can give you assistance with building permits, and other municipal necessities, as well. Also, he’ll be able to give you the contact information of some reputable home renovation contractors.

Or maybe, he can recommend free remodeling software, should you decide to go it alone. It’s your money, so mind it closely.

Remember, if you are going to tackle this sort of undertaking on your own, don’t turn a home remodeling project over to inexperienced hands. By doing so, you’ll live to regret it, for a long time to come.

Some Remodeling Projects are Best Left to the Pros

Although, do it yourself remodeling can be fun, it can also be challenging.

As such, it’s paramount to be able to recognize when you are in over your head. Of course, high-quality remodeling contractors are the best choice for home renovation projects. Truth is, there is no substitute for skill, training and experience. When, it comes to home renovations, large or small.

Keep in mind, there’s a number of really great contractors out there. There is no shame, in calling in the pros to make sure you get maximum return on your investment. “No harm, no foul.” But maybe, it will end up being, “no pain, no gain” instead. Plan, so it’s not. By following a few simple planning strategies, you can prevent the home renovation project from becoming a nightmare. Keep it a dream.

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When You Need Remodeling Help

Stumped? Or, gridlocked?

Then, give Universal Residential Builders & Real Estate Group Inc. (URBREG Inc.) a call at 1 877 9 URBREG. There, you’ll get sound advice from professional tradespeople. Anchored, by over 47 years of experience. Considered to be the one-stop-shop for everything residential.

Furthermore, if it’s buying, selling, designing, building or renovating – you’ve certainly come to the #1 trusted choice, according to the Better Business Bureau. A rating of A + + +.

When it comes to home renovations, you generally get what you pay for. Hire a reputable contractor, if need be.  Who, will measure up to your expectations? Just remember, you need one, who will “measure twice, cut once.”

Consequently, we can take over the project and complete it for you, if you prefer. At this link, you can find out about our Terms of Engagement.

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Thanks and Best Wishes on Your Remodeling Projects

Thanks A Million for stopping by and visiting #TheURBREGTeamOfExperts. “Dream it up and we’ll unveil the astonishing.” That’s our motto, when it comes to anything residential.

Lastly, these home remodeling tips and ideas are brought to you by Natalie Miller. She’s one of URBREG’s professional writers. We’ve included a ‘remodeling panic button’ below, embedded in the image. Click it, to send us a question or inquiry if you need to. Thanks again for dropping in, and have yourself an awesome day!

We LAST UPDATED our Home Remodeling article on August 8, 2018.

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