Our team at Redwood Homes Inc. has been working in the home remodeling industry for many years, and in that time, we have seen our fair share of mistakes. We want to help you avoid falling into the same pitfalls with your own home remodeling efforts, so we have put together this article to go over a few of these errors and explain how to avoid them.
- Putting Form Over Function- The phrase “form over function” is one that designers use a lot, and it means that whoever designed something cared more about how it looked than about how it worked. In our experience, many homeowners have made changes that look great but had a negative impact on their space’s actual functionality. To avoid this, make sure you consider how something will work in real life once it’s built and reject changes that will merely look good.
- Chasing Trends- Another mistake that homeowners often make when it comes to home remodeling is following all the latest trends. While it’s understandable to want your home to look up-to-date, you don’t know which design trends will still be around 10 years from now and which will look dated. Instead of trying to follow every trend, we encourage you to consider which ones you actually like, and then aim for timeless design with the rest.
- Not Vetting Your Contractor- Of course, one of the worst mistakes you can make when it comes to home remodeling is not properly vetting your contractor. We recommend that you carefully research each candidate and interview them in depth before making your choice, as you need to make sure they have the right skills and experience to deliver the excellent results you are looking for.