Blunders That Will Delay Completion of Your Home Renovation Project

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you embark on a house remodeling project without proper planning, you may encounter unexpected delays. If you want to ensure the renovation job goes smoothly and is completed in good time, you will need to think about potential causes of project snags and how they can be avoided.

Here is a look at some things that will lead to home renovation delays if they are not thought through prior to the beginning of the project.

Not planning where to start.

One of the biggest blunders homeowners renovating their homes make is not having a clear idea of where they should begin the renovation work. If your kitchen is the focus of your remodeling, you should decide whether to start working on the cabinetry, flooring, walls, or countertops. If you want to install new flooring on the entire house, you will need to figure out which room you should start working on. These may seem like trivial matters, but they can significantly impact your project time budget. If you begin your kitchen renovation with a flooring replacement, for example, you may have to wait until the floor finish has cured before you can work on the cabinetry, walls, and countertops. This will lead to loss of valuable project time. Therefore, it is very important to schedule all work in a sequential order.

Not having accurate cost estimates for everything.

Another mistake people make when remodeling their homes is not having accurate cost estimates of the tools and supplies that will be needed to complete the job. This usually results in financial budget shortfalls, which result in discontinuation of any work ongoing onsite. It is important that you ask a professional to help you determine the cost projections for everything that will be needed to complete your project. This way, you can only begin work when you have sufficient funds for it.

Underestimating project completion times.

Some house remodeling delays occur simply because not enough time was budgeted for the project. This is common in DIY renovations where homeowners do not have any past experience working on the project they want to undertake and therefore end up working with inaccurate time budgets. For example, they may fail to account for the time it takes for ordered materials to be delivered at the jobsite, so they encounter project snarl-ups as they wait for deliveries to be made. Knowing the exact time it will take to finish every stage of your renovation project will save you the frustration of prolonged completion time.


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