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Home Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

Remodeling your home can be a stressful process, with interruptions to your daily life and lots of decisions needing to be made. Keep yourself from hitting a wall and making these remodeling mistakes during the remodeling process with these five tips from Allen Keith Construction Company.

Letting your kids and pets have free reign

Whether you’re doing home renovations yourself or are having a construction crew handle them, it is important to minimize distractions. The remodeling process uses a variety of tools and equipment, and materials can be bulky, or heavy. Help out your crew by keeping children and pets out of the way and safe.

Leaving the planning until the last minute

The best way to make sure your construction project goes smoothly is to make your decisions beforehand. When your decisions about paint, faucets, flooring and trim are made ahead of time, it puts you in a place where you can relax during the remodeling process. A customer focused company such as Allen Keith, will sit down with you ahead of time and help you pick the materials that are right for your home.

Buying the materials yourself

While buying your materials might seem like a way to save money, in the long run, it can actually be more expensive. Often, homeowners do not have relationships with suppliers who can get them a good deal. Alternately, they may not be aware of the best materials for the job. At Allen Keith, we have a close relationship with our suppliers which allows us to purchase quality materials at lower costs. We then turn around and pass the savings to our customers. Our team is experienced in picking the right materials for the job and will get your home exactly what it needs.

Not taking the home’s design into consideration

Don’t be afraid to get the help of experts. From interior design to construction crews it is the job of these professionals to help you find what works. Be aware that while you may want to give your modern home a vintage kitchen, it may not work well with the home’s design elements. Consulting professionals helps your dream and your home’s look come together seamlessly.

Trying to fix the unfixable

While you may have the best intentions when remodeling your home, there are a few houses that aren’t worth investing more time and money. These homes may have unstable, sinking foundations or problems that go deeper than cosmetics. This applies especially to homes that have gone through natural disasters such as fire or flood. If you consult with a professional, and they make a recommendation, know that it is okay to tear down and build from scratch. Sometimes it’s the most cost-effective option.