Top 4 Renovation Mistakes

1. Don’t Forget About the Lighting

Your space might be beautifully finished with a great wall color and the perfect décor but without the right mood lighting the area will not seem complete. Lighting can go both ways, overhead florescent lighting can cause over exposure of a space, draining the colors and finishes. On the other hand, a room that is lacking natural and electric light can appear uninviting and cold. Finding the perfect balance between warm and cool lighting will transform your space!

2. Consider the Resale Value

Don’t cheap out on long-term finishes when it comes to the essential rooms, such as the kitchen and the bathrooms. Investing in high quality finishes that are a ‘for sure seller’ will pay off in the long run. High end countertops, wood cabinets, high quality flooring and modern fixtures are perfect touches that will only increase the resale value of your home.

3. Don’t Get Too Trendy

When renovating always think long-term. Of course, customize your home to your style but creating a home that is too ‘niche’ will ultimately scare off future buyers. Remember, ‘trendy’ is another word for ‘short-lived fad’. Especially if remodeling for the long-term, consider features that will continue to reap profit. At the end of the day, you want your home investments to ultimately be returned.

4. Don’t Go In Blind

One of the biggest mistakes first time renovators in particular commit is diving into their projects with little research. In order to complete a successful renovation it is important to understand the project you are undertaking. Consider your budget, time limit and energy investment and always plan for hidden costs, problems and dangers. Be prepared; understand the safety precautions, the city permits and financial strains a project can endure!


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