What Can Cause Your Home Renovation to Hit a Snag?


Renovating a home is easy, right? All you do is think up some amazing ideas, tell a contractor, and poof, like magic, it’s built! Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch; we all know home renovation projects hit a snag from time to time. It is hard to blame homeowners who feel a bit nervous about the prospect of a major renovation. Here at Laurie’s Certified Construction in Colchester, VT, we have dealt with many clients who have concerns about the possibility of something going wrong. We know many the mistakes people can make when doing home renovations and how to avoid them.

Trying to Save on Materials

It is natural to want to save money, but what seems like a great deal could actually cost you more in the long run. Avoid buying cheap materials in the hope of lowering your costs. Home renovation projects that deliver value require the best materials that you can afford.

Inadequate Preparation

For your project to come off without a hitch there must be the right amount of prep work. You don’t have to worry that this will be on your shoulders. We will take care of all the planning and preparation necessary for a successful project. We will discuss everything with you along the way to make sure we’re all on the same page.

Trying to Do Too Much

The scale of the project must suit the home and the budget you are working with. Renovation does not always have to be a big undertaking. We can work with you to determine your needs and move on from there. It is also important to avoid removing too much of the original structure without a proper assessment. Some sections of your home or a room, and fixtures may be reusable, and you can run into problems if you remove them without thinking about it first. Our expert contractors will help prevent the wasting of money.

Not Using the Space Effectively

The renovation and construction fields are filled with stories of additions that turned out to be lacking in size. It is important that any addition is suitable for your needs. If you don’t have a lot of extra space to work with, the fixtures and other elements must be the right size so that it doesn’t seem crowded.

Jumping on the Latest Trend

Interior design trends are always good for inspiration, but they are not always the way to go. You might like a particular look, but that doesn’t mean it is suitable for your home or for your lifestyle. There is also a good chance that you will get tired of the look pretty quickly. At Laurie’s Certified Construction we are committed to ensuring that your renovation suits your home, your lifestyle, and your individual tastes.

Choosing the Wrong Contractor

I’m sure you’ve heard the horror stories about structural instability, creaky flooring, drafty windows and doors, and a multitude of other problems that may arise when working with an inexperienced contractor. Here at Laurie’s Certified Construction, we are a fully licensed design and build firm with years of experience working with Colchester area homeowners. We won’t leave you in the cold.

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