Making sure your home renovation is a smooth project.

The mere thought of creating your first dream home can be an exciting yet daunting task. Although there is a lot to take care of and research, there are certain important details and processes that may be overlooked when making decisions. The next thing we know, we start to regret some of the choices made earlier.

If you are planning to renovate your home for the first time, stay away from these common mistakes.

Mistake #1: Not having a budget

Renovation doesn’t always come cheap and establishing a budget early on will help you to prepare for the predicted costs. Setting up a budget also allows you to reflect on the work that you can realistically afford once you factor in additional costs such as homeowners insurance, property taxes, and more.

Mistake #2: Setting up budget management too early in the process

As we said above, establishing a budget is wise. What isn’t, however, is designating costs too early on in the project. In the stages of considering a remodel, it’s difficult to determine all of the possibilities within a target budget. Estimated from professionals can vary widely, and unforeseen circumstances can crop up in construction. Take the time to engage a complete team that will be accountable for all aspects of your project, including architectural design, interior design, budgeting, construction, and even landscaping costs.

Mistake #3: Hiring the wrong people

It’s easy to get caught up in the time and cost factors when choosing a home designer and builder. However, those homeowners who found the right construction and design crew with good reviews and great chemistry are often happier with the end result.

Mistake #4: Rushing the process

It’s understandable why homeowners want to see the result instantly. Unfortunately, many approach the renovation with its end date in the forefront of their mind, without leaving enough time for the planning process. Talk to the experts sooner rather than later to get a better understanding of the deadlines involved and plan for extra time to make final decisions.

Are you ready to get started? Schedule a consultation with our team at Levi Design Build so that we can go over your vision and ideas. Even if you don’t have all the details ironed out yet, we can work together to draft a plan of action. Contact us today for your Californian home construction needs!

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