10 mistakes you should avoid during a home remodel
I embarked on a home remodel four months ago. The entire upstairs of my circa 1947, story-and-a-half home was to be gutted, along with the main floor bathroom. A wall in the dining room would be opened up and some plumbing work was to be done. The work is finishing up. While the project has gone smoothly, for the most part, I’d like to share what I now know. In no particular order, here are some things to avoid during a home remodel.
When I first met with my designer/contractor, I knew I wanted a master suite and office space upstairs. I also wanted my main floor bathroom to be updated, but that was all I really knew for sure. While it is OK to not know exactly how you want things to look in the planning stages, by the time of the first sledgehammer swing, everyone should be on the same page when it comes to the project’s vision. Don’t start demolition until you have a plan in place.