Don't work without a contingency fund.
It is unrealistic to think that remodeling a home will go smoothly with not problems to throw off your budget. If you plan with extra money set aside, it will help to cushion the blow of going over budget and keep you from breaking the bank.
Don't paint first.
Painting walls should be the last thing you do before you move in furniture and decorations. This way you won't get dirt on your newly painted walls, dust in drying paint or chips from workers moving around your house.
Don't leave floors exposed.
Cover your floors. Keep them safe from the dirt, dust, paint and other elements that come with a home remodel.
Don't buy your own materials.
Contractors have the ability to mark up the prices of materials, but they also tend to get those materials at a discounted price, so you will end up paying around the same amount. The positive of trusting your builder to do the buying is that they will be sure to buy materials in the correct size and quantity that you need.
Don't ignore safety.
When tearing things down and building them back up make sure to do everything with in safety regulations and guidelines. Neglecting safety can cause much more money in the long run than putting in the time and effort to do it right the first time. The building structure, electrical and plumbing work are just some of the things that need to be up to code for a safe home.
Don't change your mind too much.
Changing your mind often will end up costing you time and money. It is impossible not to change your mind at all in the process of remodeling, but with every change their is added cost. It can also delay your timeline with different materials and workers you will need with those new decisions. Be aware of changes that will cost you in time and money and try to be decisive the first time around.
Don't forget to enjoy the process.
Though the process of remodeling can be stressful, don't forget to breath and take the time to enjoy making decisions. You get to design your house however you like. It is all about you and what you want for your home.
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