Because homeowners know that updated homes are more eye-catching to potential buyers down the road, many times they are overzealous and get themselves into trouble. Dreams of remodeled and beautiful kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms turn into nightmares! Below is more information on how it happens, why people do it and, best of all, how to avoid making these mistakes in your home.

1. Gutting Everything
Make sure you have a well-set plan before you start your renovations, because you don't want to go in there and just clear everything out, when you might be able to work around some areas. Often people just start, and they think they're going to pull a piece of wallpaper off, and by the time the process is over, they've completely gotten themselves into a deep, dark hole that's very difficult ( and expensive) to get out of.

2. Using Cheap Materials
One of the biggest mistakes 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.

3. Excessive Use of Duct Tape
People use duct tape because it's cheap and it's quick and it's easy, but it's definitely a temporary solution. Don't leave it up for more than a couple hours ... ever.

4. Inaccurate Measurements
Not paying close attention to the prep work for a home renovation project can spell disaster. Simple things such as cleaning the subfloor of all dust and debris before adding new flooring can make for a much smoother application.

5. Using the Wrong Tools
There is really three problems with using the wrong tool: You can wreck the tool, you can wreck the project you're working on, and you can wreck yourself.

If you have tips you would like to share, or if you need advice on the best type of remodeling project for your home, contact us!