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Renovation Mistakes

Renovation Mistakes

by Marie King

Home renovation mistakes

Home Renovation

Taking on a project like renovating your home can be very challenging especially if you make renovation mistakes. It requires the homeowner and you to make a myriad of choices. It includes choosing flooring, tiles, fixtures and wall coverings, just to name a few of the choices. It also demands that you give the homeowner guidance on what materials make sense to use, given their vision for their house and how this vision fits into their budget and lifestyle. If you don’t contribute your expertise to the decision making process, it’s possible that the end result may not measure up for you and your client.

Plan

A plan for the renovation is crucial. If you don’t make a plan, it’s a mistake. Without a plan, you will not be able to organize the many tasks involved. Without a plan, you may find that your workers are performing tasks out of sequence. You may also run the risk of not staying in budget and not finishing the project on time.

Flooding

When house is flooded, it entails major renovation to get the home back in good shape. What contractors sometimes forget is to take the necessary steps to insure workers’ safety:

  • Make sure the electricity has been shut off.
  • Check out the house to ensure the house is safe to work in.
  • Keep in mind that the flood water is tainted with germs and bacteria.
  • Be on the lookout for animals that may have been attracted to the house because of the flood waters.
  • Provide protective gear such as organic vapor respirator, rubber gloves and protective eyewear and clothing.
  • Understand that almost every thing below the water line will need to be tossed rather than repaired.
  • Don’t start to rebuild until the house has been dried out.

Mold

Deductibles are the money that you have to shell out before your insurance kicks in. With cheap insurance, you can pay a hefty price for deductibles, which can devour the money that you initially saved on your cheap insurance. Limits are another way a cheap insurance company can rook you. Limits are the maximum cost an insurance will pay for a specified situation. In some cases, cheap insurance will offer a much lower limit than other companies. That means you’ll have to pay for the uncovered amount,which could add up to thousands of dollars.

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