We’ve discussed many things that you can do to change the mood and look of your home here on World House Design. Everything from a simple one Elimination of interference in your living space For larger renovation and remodeling projects, these are well worth exploring if you want to freshen up the look of your home.
However, if you are interested in the latter, proper preparation for the project is a must. A lack of preparation and a lack of a plan often leads to the worst home renovation disasters you can imagine. Here are some of the renovation nightmare stories and tips on how to avoid them.
There are tons of stories about floors being damaged in a renovation project. For example, many things can go wrong when painting walls, and paint can permanently damage the floor surface. This often leads to an even larger and more costly project to replace the damaged floors.
Scratches are just as difficult to deal with. Common tools such as the ladder used to reach higher areas can easily scratch ceramic or wooden floor panels simply because the metal from which this ladder is made is harder than the surface material.
Other Disaster stories from contractors are just as heartbreaking, but they can be avoided if further preparation is made before the project begins. Use at least good quality coverings and protective materials to keep your floor safe throughout the project.
There are DIY projects that you can pick up if you want to get more involved in the renovation project. Before doing this, however, you need to know some of the DIY nightmares and how to avoid them before starting your own project.
Many homeowners are giving up theirs DIY projects after a few tries because they don’t have the right tools for the jobs. Others simply run out of time to work on the DIY tasks, causing the entire renovation project to stall.
Half-done DIY changes are also known to be difficult (and expensive) to repair. Worse, the mistakes you make at work can be just as costly. Make sure you are fully prepared for the project before avoiding these issues.
Other renovation nightmares involve things that suddenly go wrong. Accidentally breaking a pipe that runs across the wall or cutting off old cables while tearing down a partition is not uncommon. Things like breaking window panes because you didn’t realize they were cracked can ruin your home renovation project too.
A thorough inspection prior to any renovation project is crucial, especially if the project is large. Today you can work with contractors and have the property checked by professionals from top to bottom. It’s always easier to see potential problems early instead of waiting for them to turn into a mess that is not always easy to clean up.
As long as you better plan the project and take the necessary steps to prepare for it, these nightmares are always avoidable. Use these stories to better prepare yourself for your renovation.