Avoid These Common Mistakes When Upgrading Your Home
Owning a home for the first time is exciting. It opens up a lot of possibilities for renovations and improvements to slowly start your journey to the dream house that you’ve always wanted. Unfortunately, there are times when overzealous homeowners trip on their way and encounter the common pitfalls of designing their own renovation projects.
As an experienced storm damage restoration expert, KAT Construction has listed common mistakes so you too can avoid them as you set out on your own journey.
Not Setting a Theme
A theme is the general direction you want your design to take. Are you looking to transform your home into a modern masterpiece? Are you looking to preserve some traditional Victorian features? Detailing will often be handled by your designer, but you can help them realize your vision with as many visual tools as you can find. Look for inspiration on the internet or in magazines. You can make a compilation of all the ideas that you want and pore over them with your contractor to see what could work. Setting the right theme is an important step that you don’t want to ignore in your project.
Not Planning for Light
Lighting is a great way to define the space in any room and the best kind of lighting is natural sunlight. You want to incorporate as much natural lighting into your room as possible unless you’re meaning to use the room to relax in during the day. If that’s the case, account for ways to control the lighting. Our storm damage window restoration professionals at KAT Construction can help you plan out window positioning to optimize lighting in any room.
Not Assigning Functions (or Assigning Too Many Functions) to a Room
It’s fine to have dual-purpose rooms, particularly if your home is strapped for space but you have to make considerations for what their function would be as well as the number of said functions. For example, it’s okay to make your bedroom double as a home office or study. Assigning more functions to it, such as making it an entertainment area as well, will not only get in the way of its original purpose but may also disrupt all other activities you expect to do in the room.
Not Choosing the Best Contractors
When it comes to any project with your home, whether it’s for storm damage siding restoration or a whole-home upgrade, it never pays to cut corners. We understand that construction projects can set you back but skimping on these important expenses can cost you more in frequent repairs and replacement in the future.
Get only the best services when renovating or restoring your home with our professionals at KAT Construction. Call us at (612) 260-1144 or fill out our contact form to request an inspection for free today! We’re Saint Paul storm damage restoration contractors serving homeowners in Duluth and St Paul, MN.