When it comes to remodeling your home, you don’t want to abide by the motto that practice makes perfect. Not only can mistakes be costly, but they are also unsightly and a waste of your valuable time. iRemodel Home Renovations has 6 handy tips that will help you avoid costly lessons when you are remodeling your property.
Permits are there for a reason and you must get them prior to starting a bathroom renovation project, kitchen or even on your windows in some areas. Not only do they ensure that your planned changes are safe, but they also ensure that the work completed will be up to code. Skipping out on permits can also land you in hot water later down the line if you ever want to sell your home, or if you happen to run into problems with the work.
You can never measure too much, but you most certainly can under-measure. There is nothing worse than laying down a section of work only to find out that it’s too big or too small for the area in question. Not only do you waste time and effort, but it’s also a waste of materials when you end up having to re-cut in order to fit the space. Make sure you confirm your measurements at least three times prior to moving forward.
Most people won’t leave wires exposed anywhere in their home, but in some cases, it can happen when a person or contractor gets lazy. Exposed wires pose a serious fire hazard and health hazard. Wires that are left exposed can be chewed by vermin, handled by a child, or even tugged on by a family pet. Any one of these scenarios can lead to damage or injury which can easily be avoided by ensuring that all exposed wires are properly capped and stored.
Most people completely remove their old flooring when they renovate, but some try to take the shortcut by just laying a new floor on top of the old one. While you may save a bit of time, you most likely will end up with a new floor that is uneven and may even feature rot or mold underneath. Instead of taking a time-saving short cut that will cost you more to fix, do it right the first time by completely removing your old flooring.
Everyone wants to save money when they renovate, and there are a lot of options where you can substitute cost-effective items with the same result. When it comes to electrical outlets, however, you should never choose the cost-effective option for the bathroom or the kitchen. Any location in your home that is near water or can be affected by water should always be equipped with ground fault circuit interrupter outlets for safety. This ensures that in the event that water ever reaches the outlet, it will automatically cut off.
Cost-Effective Tape & Glue
Another item that you should never skimp on during a renovation is the type of glue and tape you use during your project. Every area and material has a specific type of glue that is formulated to create a strong bond that will last for many years. Improper glue or tape, or low-end products will result in a weaker bond which will end up costing you money in the long run.
How iRemodel Home Renovations Can Help
There may be a lot of things to avoid when you renovate, but in the end, you will save time, money and energy. If you want to find out more about home renovations, or if you want iRemodel Home Renovations to come out to help with your project, give us a call at (416) 825-2542 to see how we can help.