We wanted to revisit the topic of home renovations and how to avoid making those common mistakes! It is very important and we can help you make less errors throughout the entire process.

Because we care about you and your home renovation, NJW, your home remodeling company, Columbus, Ohio has broken down the top 5 mistakes people make when remodeling their home. Check out this list and let us help you with your next remodeling project, to ensure none of these happen to you!

Buying Cheap Materials

A big mistake that people make when it comes to home renovation is that they try to be cheap when they buy materials. The bottom line is, you’re going to get what you pay for. If you’re going to do it, do it. If you can’t afford to do it, wait.

Inaccurate Measurements

An inch or even sometimes a half an inch can make a difference. If your dimensions are off and it’s not equal and symmetrical, you’re not going to get the full impact and effect that you want. If you’re not sure about how to measure or you can’t follow the directions, don’t. Call somebody and ask them to come over and take the measurement for you.

Avoiding Permits

The bottom line is if you do perform work without a permit and something serious happens, your homeowner’s insurance will not cover it, why take that risk?

Hiring the Wrong Contractor

You need to make sure that the contractor is right for you, because they’re going to be in your home. Be sure to interview contractors and check references!

 Setting an Unrealistic Budget

People often underestimate what it’s going to cost to do a big renovation, and part of that is because they don’t realize the biggest cost in a renovation usually is the labor, so plan ahead and set a realistic budget and goals. Sadly the demolition process can be the big reveal you didn’t desire.  As soon as you open up a wall, you never know what issues you’re going to find, so you need to pad your budget, and you need to be realistic.

We are happy to help you plan out your project and budget accordingly, contact us to ensure your next home renovation goes smoothly!

We currently build in Westerville, Worthington, Whitehall, Upper Arlington, Powell, Pickerington, New Albany, Lancaster, Hilliard, Gahanna, Dublin, Bexley, Columbus and all of Central Ohio.