Home renovation can be exciting, especially if you’re doing it for the first time, but it can also set you back in terms of costs. Make sure that you are prepared in all aspects of your project so money isn’t put to waste.

Your trusted construction and replacement windows expert, Woodbridge Home Exteriors, shares some of the most common mistakes to avoid when working on a home improvement project.

1. Unrealistic Budget

Keep in mind that renovations often cost more than the quoted price because of unforeseen circumstances. Set a budget with an extra 20% for unexpected costs.

2. Choosing Form Over Function

Be smart about the placement of the doors, windows and outlets. 

3. Purchasing Cheap Materials

Invest in high-quality, durable and energy-efficient materials that won’t need replacing for years.

4. Too Trendy

There’s nothing wrong with following the trend but always think long-term. For example, stylish windows may look good, but may not provide proper insulation for your home. At Woodbridge Home Exteriors, we provide high-quality and energy efficient windows that can increase property value.

5. Impulse Buying

Always look at the bigger picture. Choose materials that harmonize with the entire look of your home. 

6. Small Halls and Doorways

Your doorways and halls should be spacious enough to allow easy passage of appliances and furniture.

7. Lack of Permits

Check with your contractor if they have all the necessary permits to avoid issues with your county or local municipal building department.

8. Choosing the Wrong Contractors 

Don’t just pick a contractor based on the costs. Talk to different contractors and also consider references from past clients. Make sure they understand the things you want to do in your project and always ask about their materials and process. 

Choose a contractor that can ensure the durability, aesthetics and energy efficiency of your home like Woodbridge Home Exteriors.

We also provide energy-efficient vinyl windows that can help you maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Call us at (316) 226-8011 so we can discuss your renovation project and for a free in-home estimate. Our team of experts has been providing high-quality services to homes in Topeka and Hutchinson, KS.