Sep 26, 2018 | Flooring America
If you are planning a new flooring renovation project, you may be nervous. Read our blog on what mistakes and regrets you can avoid during your remodeling project.
Renovating any room in your home is a big project, so it’s important that you do it right the first time around. We compiled our top 5 things to avoid doing in your future renovations.
Don’t Buy Cheap Flooring Materials
Home renovations can be expensive, and while you can cut corners on costs in some places, one place you shouldn’t is your flooring. You don’t want to choose the wrong flooring only to have to replace it in several years. Buy quality and durable flooring that will stand the test of time. You might have to spend more money upfront, but it’ll save you money in the long run.
Don’t Skimp on Flooring Installation Costs
As important as choosing quality flooring is, it’s also crucial that you hire reliable and professional installers. You want your floors installed properly, so pay for quality installers. Spend time talking to your local store and read reviews to make sure that you are choosing the right team for your project!
Unrealistic Renovation Timelines
If there’s one thing to remember, it’s that your preferred timeline most likely won’t be met. Unexpected issues can arise, causing the finish date to be moved back, or you might have to wait several days to move furniture back on your new floors. Give yourself and your installers extra time, and both parties will be less stressed and happy throughout the project.
Using the Wrong Type of Flooring Material
When it comes to a big purchase like flooring, don’t choose a trendy product that will go out of style in several years. Instead, choose flooring that will give you a return on your investment and that you’ll still love 10 years from now. Talk to your local flooring store to help pick the right flooring for your lifestyle and needs. They’ll be able to show you what flooring will work best in each room and meet the demands of your family.
Setting Unrealistic Flooring Budgets
No home renovation project is going to be cheap, so it’s crucial to save for your home improvement projects and to prepare for both expected and unexpected expenses that you might run into. To be able to handle issues and expenses that you didn’t originally budget for, make sure that you have an emergency fund in place before you begin.
It’s easy to think that you only need to budget for material, but you’ll also want to add into consideration any costs for contractors, labor, and unexpected remodel changes that might occur during the process. And in case anything goes wrong during your project, always purchase more flooring than you need.
Starting a new renovation project that involves changing your floors may be intimidating, but keep in mind these top mistakes that you can avoid for a smooth project from start to finish! Contact your local store today for more tips!