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Which Of These Renovation Mistakes Are you Making?

Turning your Singapore house into the perfect home entails careful consideration, hard work, and often requires a significant investment. Knowing the common errors can save you both time and money, and the frustration of having to learn renovation mistakes the hard way. Steer clear from these typical practices that lead to a poorly done renovation, and keep away from all the trouble that it comes with.


1. Purchasing Cheap Materials

This is one of the biggest mistakes most people make, since it's surely enticing to acquire items for sale at a fraction of the cost. Bargain and cheap prices can indeed save you a few dollars, but this is only short term and is not such a wise move in the long run. Quality choices mean less repairs and replacing anything so soon for they could withstand wear and tear. Moreover, a bit of extra cost could give you additional features in return which can make your house activities easier as they match your lifestyle. Going green is one great option that will not really cost more yet prove to be beneficial over time. The bottom line is, you get what you pay for.

2. Inaccurate Measurements

A mere inch or even half an inch and the slightest discrepancy between measurements can make a huge difference. If your dimensions are off and not symmetrical, more often than not, this area of the renovation does not produce full impact and effect you want to achieve. An example would be tiling, where mismatching tile sizes is unforgiving and the joints just don't fit right. A wall tile in a bathroom can be just around 2 mm smaller than those on the floor, which ultimately ends up to an even renovation project that's a hassle to remedy.

3. Using the Wrong Tools

The wrong type of tool can make successive undesirable events, such as wrecking the tool, a portion of or the entire project you've been working on, or put yourself at risk. New products and tools or state-of-the-art machines promote efficiency, but thorough reviews must be checked first and it's best to wait and see how well they have fared and avoid wasting money in a trial and error process. Same with materials and fixtures, never go with cheaply made tools. High-quality equipment works best to your advantage with added useful features and sees to your safety as well.


4. Overlooking Lighting

Another common renovation mistake homeowners often make is failing to take lighting into consideration. Lighting throughout the home can alter colors, the mood and ambiance of the surroundings. Sometimes, it's all that's lacking which can give you the look and feel you want for your home. There are three types, namely, general, task, and drama or accent lighting whereby combinations yield the best effects for a remarkable end design.

5. Tendency to be Too Trendy

In today's modern times, many people want to go with the trend and are quick to get the newest things for their home. However, it's not always about the latest, hottest, and coolest things since these things may last only for a short while. Choosing the style you want and really prefer, setting aside what's just in and trendy, can give you a worthy investment of a renovated home that will never go out of style and please you for many more years.

6. Ignoring Some Issues

Somewhere along the way, there's a chance that you will unravel unexpected problems that need to be addressed for a seamless process. Among the typical renovation mistakes is leaving these issues behind, due to lack of budget or time, whether it's because they are hidden anyway or any other reason, rather than fixing straight away. For instance, electrical and plumbing problems will be cheaper and less troublesome if repaired or replaced before putting the walls back up. This can save you a significant sum of money and saves you from the frustration of home repairs anytime they breakdown.

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7. Setting an Unrealistic Budget

Budget is a critical factor in any home renovation project, and homeowners often underestimate what this venture is going to cost them. Once the process have been started, you never know what comes next such as discovering what's lurking behind the walls or underneath the floors. It's best to wait until you're financially ready to undertake a home renovation. The best time would be when you can comfortably afford a budget that's flexible enough to accommodate future costs. You will then be able to get high-quality materials, reliable tools, take into account lighting and electrical concerns, and choose the best way to go by hiring professional service at the right price.

8. Attempting to DIY

The opportunity to DIY presents itself as a very attractive path, but is one of the usual renovation mistakes that lead to a waste of time, money, and efforts. Doing it yourself is alright for small fixes, but handing the job over to professionals imbued with expertise and experience proves to be a wise decision for many Singapore homeowners. Consider a paint job, which finishes off the project and its dominance can define a fantastic new look or an unpolished and cheap appearance. Painting is more than splashing color to your home, but requires preparation of surfaces, the right paint suitable for every kind of surface, and the skills of a pro.

9. Not Putting Safety First
Home renovations are exciting and can be a milestone in life, and it's very easy to forget about personal safety. Some projects may require the use of goggles for eye protection, gloves to protect your hands against splinters, nails, and sharp objects that can be anywhere. A first-aid kit is a must. A good professional servicer would see to the safety of their employees and your whole family.

Now that you are aware, you can avoid these renovation mistakes and problems down the line. Instead, you will end up with the home sweet home you initially wanted as the home renovation project gives your house added value and unique beauty endowed with your personal touch. Most importantly, you'd get to enjoy waking up in your place everyday and spend moments with family and guests for many worry-free years.

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