Sunday, May 3, 2009

5 Biggest Remodeling Mistakes

Remodeling is a great way to enhance the value of home. But there are five biggest mistakes many homeowners are made in home remodeling project.
  1. Remodeling without plan.

  2. Planning is an important part of any job including in home remodeling project. Without good planning your budget can be busted and your job can lack appeal.

  3. Neglecting to take out permits for the work

  4. Neglecting to take out permits for the project may cause problems later. Never start a remodeling project without checking with your town's building inspector to see if you need a permit. In most locations, you'll need remodeling permit from the city or county as well for at least some types of remodeling work.

  5. Forget to check out the contractor’s reputation

  6. Finding the right contractor is the key to the success of your project. Always check contractors' references and make sure they're licensed and insured before hiring them.

  7. Make unrealistic budget for the job

  8. When it comes to planning a remodeling project, home owners must establish a realistic budget and manage it. Never start a remodeling project with unrealistic expectations and even more unrealistic budgets

  9. Relying on oral agreements with contractors rather than written ones

  10. Once you agree to a remodeling job, make sure the contractor prepares a written contract covering all details of the work ordered. Make sure you analyze an agreement proposed by a contractor and make sure the basics are covered.


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