8 things you shouldn’t do during a home renovation

by | Dec 18, 2020

home renovation

When you decide to renovate your spaces at home, there is a lot of information to handle, that’s why it’s so important you have a mental scheme and order so that this project does not become a nightmare. Carrying out the process in an organized way will allow you to be attentive to details and not forget any important part of the project.

But, in addition to the recommendations on what you should do, it is equally important to avoid doing those things that are not recommended to do. Avoiding these mistakes will allow you to achieve much more positive results.


8 things you shouldn’t do during a home renovation


1. Buying cheap appliances


Home renovations may be expensive, but trying to save money by choosing lower quality appliances can be a very bad idea. Better choose energy-efficient and durable appliances, so you make sure your home renovation looks and works well. It’s not just about how it looks, we call these “Smart decisions” when it comes to managing your budget.


2. Choosing fragile materials


Just because something looks pretty doesn’t mean it’s practical and durable. Don’t choose materials that are not going to enhance your life and your spaces. Think beyond the look.

Some examples: marble is prone to etching and staining, limestone is vulnerable to water, and so on… before making a decision, first, learn a bit more about the qualities of the material.


3. Getting the wrong order in purchases


When buying all the appliances you need, don´t let them last! A huge mistake in home renovations is choosing the appliances when all cabinets are all set up. Imagine if you notice that your fridge or oven you bought does not fit with the available space. It’s always better to choose the main appliances first and then design the rest around those dimensions.


4. Forgetting storage needs


One big thing to keep in mind is the storage needs because it always seems to be insufficient cabinets, closets, etc. So, to make your life easier, never give up this space during renovations, because you will regret this big time!


Even if you are heading to a minimalistic aesthetic, think about where you are putting your plates, sheets, and towels.


5. Not asking for accurate help


If you are a DIY enthusiast this might be a hard decisión for you, but don’t jeopardize the final result of your project by not asking for the right professional help. Expert advice is always helpful and can avoid you from buying unnecessary ítems or the wrong ones. It’s not bad to ask for some help! Remember, we, at Carolina Custom Homes, are here for you.


6. Forgetting about the rest of the House


The new space may be exciting, that’s for sure, but remember that you have other spaces to take care of, too. During the remodeling, be sure to protect the rest of the house from dust, splatters, and debris; this is something you can do with foam.


7. Not watching your budget closely


Always keep in mind that unforeseen problems arise during remodeling, so nobody is exempt from this reality. In this situation, costs can rise very quickly so if this happens be sure you are in complete control of your finances so you can cut off something for a while until you solve the crisis.


8. Forgetting to have fun


Remodeling can be stressful, we know, but laughing from time to time and enjoying is also part of the process. Also, lighthearted humor is a must during any remodeling project so enjoy the way and think about how happy you´ll feel at the end of the renovation.

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran, owner of Carolina Development and Properties, LLC, and its affiliate, Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations, LLC, has been building homes in the Charlotte area for over 20 years. Mike graduated with a degree in Construction Management from East Carolina University and went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from Queens University in Charlotte. He has been a Licensed General Contractor since 1999 and currently holds this designation in both North and South Carolina. Mike is also a Certified Green Professional and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations is also an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau.

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