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  • Writer's pictureJessica Foster

Remodeling Mistakes Clients Should Avoid

When the decision is made to pursue a remodeling project, how clients go about this process may vary. However, there are common methods and tips that can be helpful to any homeowner deciding it’s time for an upgrade, and in that same vein, common mistakes that should be avoided.

One mistake to avoid is cutting costs where it matters. There are situations in remodeling where a cheaper option can be well worth it, such as choosing alternative materials. However, clients should take care when it comes to making decisions such as these, as sometimes this can lead to unsatisfactory outcomes. It’s important to evaluate choices and figure out why an option is more affordable. For example, if a client decides to enlist the help of a contractor, the client may be enticed to choose whoever gives the lowest price without considering what quality work will be delivered. Professional contractors will often charge more as clients are paying for their years of experience and knowledge. It’s possible to pay less and still get the project completed, but the project may be of a poor quality or just simply not as good as it could have been, which can instill a sense of regret in a client. Clients should ensure they find a contractor that will best fulfill their needs with both cost and quality in mind. Cost is an important factor, but it shouldn’t be the only one when making choices.

Another mistake to avoid is not being prepared for changes. Proper planning includes setting a budget and project timeline to be followed. Unfortunately, it cannot be guaranteed that everything will go as planned, as unavoidable circumstances may occur. Things such as weather may halt a project for a period of time if it generates unsafe working conditions and so on. A problem may rear its head while a project is underway--perhaps there is floor or wall damage that isn’t discovered until later. These will require repair which will impact the budget and timeline. Clients should be prepared for unforeseen circumstances and factor these in while creating their budget/timeline. Being caught off-guard by these problems can generate more issues down the line; if the budget/timeline can’t be altered to deal with these issues, that’s another problem itself that may call for making huge changes to the scope of work. This causes unnecessary stress and may result in the project not fulfilling everything the client wants. When a budget/timeline is created while accounting for possible issues, it allows for smooth solutions to be made without impacting the project too drastically.

Remodeling projects should be handled carefully, and avoiding these common mistakes can make a huge difference in the project's outcome. Here at Fine Remodeling, we are your Delaware contractor devoted to delivering only the highest quality of projects. Get in touch with us about your next renovation project so you can be sure it's done right the first time. Visit our contact us page and see our calendar to select a day/time for a discussion about your project.


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