Renovations can be a great way to add value and space to your home and to jazz up its style to suit your taste.

Whether you’re doing a complete makeover or just a spruce up, renovating your home can be a big task. Read our blog to discover some common renovation mistakes to avoid to make your project easier.

Doing it Yourself

Renovation can be complex, expensive and technical. Despite how easy they make it look on TV, you need the right skills to do a quality renovation. It’s best to work with professional renovators who can bring experience and specialised knowledge.

Going over Budget

One of the most common renovation mistakes is going over budget. Renovations can easily blow over budget due to unexpected material costs, delays from weather conditions, and a lack of planning.

The best way to avoid spending too much on your renovation is to be prepared. Make sure you set aside money to cover for unexpected expenses to keep your budget on track.

Ignoring Structural Issues

If your home has pre-existing structural, electric or plumbing problems, it’s best to address these in your renovation. If you ignore them, this will only lead to more expense later. Get a professional to assess the situation and recommend a solution.

Setting an Unrealistic Timeline

It’s important to set a realistic timeline for getting your renovation done. Allow for delays due to delivery times, weather, or installation issues. Being unrealistic with your timeframe will only cause you added stress.

Not Having a Clear Vision

Before starting your renovation, you need to have a clear vision of your end result. You need to have a detailed plan for materials, structure, equipment and your project’s scope. Changing your mind midway through the project will cause stress and added expense.

Looking To Start Your Home Renovation?

At JM Homes, we ensure we always take the time to listen, communicate and act with our clients interests at heart at every stage of the build.

If you have a renovation project in mind, we’re Brisbane’s building experts. Whether it’s a Queenslander, new build, house raise or extension, we can help you.

Contact us today.