Common Mistakes People Make When Renovating Their Home

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If you’re in the process of planning a renovation project for your home, it’s essential to have a plan so that you negate the chances of being surprised by last-minute delays or inflated costs. Unfortunately, having an excellent renovation plan is not a definitive solution to a fool-proof renovation. There are still plenty of things that can wrong if you’re not adequately prepared and if your plan is not executed to perfection. To help you steer clear of any errors that could prove to be costly, PB Construction has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when renovating their homes and how to avoid them.

1. Living in the same space as the renovation
Safety should be the utmost priority kept in mind to avoid major incidents during the renovation process. For homeowners, even while inspecting their home, wearing proper safety gear is a must. But some clients are adamant and ignore these rules. They insist that the contractors let them reside in the house during the renovation process. For a few non-valuable items, risking an injury is not an ideal option.

2. Indecisive clients
Contractors cannot commit to their work schedule as clients at times can be very indecisive while renovating. They continuously expand the scope of work on major renovations even after agreeing on the price and completion of the work.

3. Delaying orders
Clients often wait until the last minute to order long lead time finishes, thus delaying the completion of the project. As a result, there’s an increase in the timeline and the estimated price.

4. Underestimating the completion time
One of the common mistakes made by a homeowner is underestimating the time needed to complete the project. They try to rush back home before certain formalities of final inspection are complete from permitting authorities.

5. Compromising on possessions
Homeowners can be unreasonable, like the times when they insist on keeping their finished goods and possession in the attic while the roof is being torn off and redone. This negligence of the client puts enormous pressure on the crew 

6. Unforeseen budgeting contingencies 
Another common mistake many people make is creating an insufficient budget for the completion of work. Not all contractors can sum up the exact amount of the renovation cost, so keeping a contingency budget plan helps in unforeseen expenses that may occur during the project. 

To avoid these and other mistakes while planning the renovations of your house, reach out to the experts at PB Construction. We build aesthetically pleasing and energy-efficient buildings keeping in mind the environment across Austin and surrounding areas in Texas. With thirty-two years of experience in the construction industry, we have extensive knowledge of current trends and styles. For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions regarding custom building renovations or constructions, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us here.