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Seven Florida home remodeling don’ts!

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Remodeling or renovating your Florida home can be a dream come true – or a nightmare – depending on how you approach your project. Here are seven tips on successfully completing your project from top local contractors:

1. Don’t push your DIY limits too far: While DIY is often the perfect way of improving your home affordably, it’s very important that you know your boundaries. The difference between painting a room and installing a new bathroom is massive and often requires multiple skillsets. As home renovators, we’re often called in to help fix up DIY disasters and unfortunately, these types of projects often cost homeowners more than if they had called in the professionals in the first place.

2. Don’t start a project without a design: A detailed floor plan that covers all design and functional elements of your project is essential if you want to get the best possible results. Making the floor plan will help you to catch building problems before the project starts, focus your options and give your project a whole, complete look.

3. Don’t forget the rest of your house: Having a design that contrasts drastically with the rest of your house usually only works if there is an exceptionally talented architect or designer heading the project. More often, it results in a jarring clash that adds little value to your home – and costs a lot of money.

4. Don’t forget to build a contingency plan into your budget: Planning your budget without a safety net of about 5% is likely to go very wrong, as most projects (especially bigger ones) go a bit over the initial quote. This can be due to changes you and your builder make, unforeseen complications and unexpected costs.

5. Don’t supply your own building materials: Builders often get materials at a very good price and whilst supplying your own may seem like a cost cutter, you will likely go over the price the builder can supply.

6. Don’t wait too long to choose fittings: It seems easy to quickly choose some fittings when your project is almost finished, but in reality it is better to pick them out and have them delivered as soon as possible. Small delays can set back plumbers, electricians and builders by weeks, making your project severely delayed.

7. Don’t leave your valuables lying around the site: If builders are going to be walking through your house continuously, be sure to move all valuables out of the way. Theycould easily be damaged by ladders, work boots and heavy equipment which has to be brought onsite – never mind covered in dust.

At Avery Home Remodeling, our aim is to make your home remodeling project as quick and painless as possible. We’ll do everything we can to work rapidly, keep on schedule and protect the rest of your home, whether you want a bathroom renovation or a room addition. Contact us today for a quote in just 24 hours.

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