Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

At Red Rock Construction, we’re here to take control of your remodeling needs. Whether you require residential or commercial remodeling services, our professional contractors have seen every possible remodeling situation and know what you need to get the job done.

We’ve also seen numerous examples of people going about remodeling projects in entirely the wrong ways, and we’re here to stop that from happening to you. Let’s look at some of the top rookie mistakes we’ve found during the remodeling process, plus the proper way to go about several of these related areas.

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Non-Flexible Budget

The budget is the first big item that should be on your list for any remodeling project, and while it’s important to arrive at a range here, you want to avoid being too strict here. Remodeling and other construction projects require flexible budgets – it’s always possible that material costs or other factors won’t work out exactly how they were planned.

For this reason, we recommend leaving at least a 15 percent “buffer” of sorts for some wiggle room in case of unexpected expenditures. If you don’t do this, you might find yourself in some hot water financially if things run a bit over budget.

Wrong Rooms

If you have a bigger home and you’re considering remodeling just parts of it, which parts should you choose? It’s naturally tempting to look first at the rooms that are most “ours,” such as the bedroom or office where we spend a lot of our sedentary time.

Actually, though, these are often the areas that need the least attention when it comes to future property value in particular. Instead, you want to be thinking about high-traffic areas first and foremost – the kitchen, living room and dining room are all good examples here. These rooms are the true centerpieces of the home, and the areas that have the largest effect on home value if you ever choose to sell. If you’re unsure which rooms to prioritize, look at these first.

Bathrooms

Some homeowners think that simply avoiding the bathrooms is the way to go – it’s not a particularly high-traffic area in most cases, after all, and isn’t a central area in the home. But bathrooms are another area that are valued very highly when it comes to real estate and selling a home. Keeping market value high might dictate that you should remodel the bathrooms even if they don’t fit the high-traffic model.

Contractor Concerns

We’re infinitely confident in our services at Red Rock Construction – so confident, in fact, that we invite comparisons to our competitors. When you’re doing this, it’s important not to just pick the first name you see on a list. Do some real shopping, including checking reviews and asking about the history and previous jobs done by any contractor you look at. Make sure you’re getting all the proper services and you’re clear on pricing and any related areas before you sign.

For more on mistakes to avoid during a remodel, or to learn about any of our home remodeling services, speak to the pros at Red Rock Construction today.