Most Common Home and Renovation Mistakes Homeowners Make

Home and renovation mistakes happen all of the time and they are much more common than you may think. It is important that before you start any renovation projects, you are fully prepared.

Want to know what the most common mistakes homeowners tend to make are? Keep reading on below.

1. Measuring Incorrectly

When measuring the interior of your home, it is important that you double and triple check all measurements to make sure they are accurate. If they are not, you will find that you buy either too much or too little material.


2. Gutting the Home

You never want to remove everything from the home unless you absolutely have to. Most of the time, you can work with the interior walls and sometimes the cabinets as you see fit. Make sure to plan accordingly so you know what must come out and what can stay.


3. Not Thinking About Lighting

One of the biggest mistakes that can be made during a home and renovation project is forgetting lighting. When this happens, your rooms are left without a light or very poor lighting. Make sure to place enough wall sockets and have the right wiring for a hanging fixture as well.


4. Choosing to Install Small Doorways

Who wants a small doorway? Better yet, who can fit a couch through a small doorway? Never plan for small doors and always plan to open up the space. You will find that a larger doorway provides you with the ease of moving your items.


If you are in need of home and renovation ideas for your home, the team at Jim’s Building Maintenance can help you. We specialize in all types of renovations and we know what mistakes to avoid. Give us a call today to start discussing your project now!