It is easy to get excited about your new Plano remodel and want to get started right away – without thinking through all the details. Learn from the mistakes of others and avoid these 5 costly remodeling mistakes:
1. Know What You Like
This may seem simple, but it is imperative that you know exactly what you are looking for so that you can effectively share that with your contractor. It is helpful to have pictures on hand to showcase the style and finishes you are expecting. Knowing what you want – and effectively communicating that with the contractor – will save you many headaches down the road.
2. Don’t Choose the Lowest Cost Contractor
We love to save money as much as the next guy, but you may want to think twice before hiring the lowest cost contractor. Many guys will say they can do a job for a certain price, but many times this leads to sub-par quality and construction issues. Hire an honest, reliable, proven Plano contractor that you know has a track record for success – even if he isn’t the cheapest.
3. Avoid the Temptation to Buy Early
Sales on fixtures, appliances, hardware, etc. can get you excited to buy now! Our advice: don’t buy anything until all of your plans are confirmed and you are sure it’s going to fit your style, budget, and overall site plan. It’s great to get a light fixture on sale, but if it doesn’t go with the design of the room, then it probably wasn’t worth it.
4. Don’t Be Afraid to Change a Room’s Layout
We see this a lot – particularly with bathrooms. Consult your contractor on the best layout for the room you are remodeling – whether it’s the same as the current layout or not. If you’re gutting a bathroom, moving a few things around is not a big issue – and you’ll be happier in the long run with a more functional space.
5. Keep it Classic
Unless you plan to be in your home long-term, avoid overly trendy design features. You may love the latest glass backsplash, but in a few years, that style may make your home look dated. Look for countertops, backsplashes, tile, fixtures, and more that have timeless appeal.
Want an expert Plano contractor to handle your next remodel and help you avoid costly mistakes? Give Pedigo Construction a call today!