Building & Renovating

5 Reasons Home Makeovers Fail

Don't forget to measure everything!

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Why are many people afraid of taking chances and seizing opportunities? Most of us never even think about stepping out of our respective comfort zones because we are so afraid of failure. While we think that this is certainly understandable, we also believe that the fear of humiliation, embarrassment, or disappointment should never stop you from trying something new.

For example, we know that taking on a home makeover project can be quite intimidating. Nobody wants to spend so much time and money in something that they might be unsatisfied with. However, if you prepare beforehand, the risk just might be well worth it!

If you still need a push in the right direction and you don't want to waste your resources, you may want to read (and steer clear of!) the following reasons why some home makeovers fail:

  • There was no scope of work involved

You should start by thinking about what you should (and shouldn't) renovate! Before anything else, you should figure out what you want to work on. Are you focusing on your living area first? Or do you want to give your bathroom a makeover, too? We recommend that you start small so that you won't feel too overwhelmed!

  • There was no budget

As soon as you know what you want to start with, you should figure out how much you can spend on this project. You have to identify the budget so that you can plan your renovation accordingly.

  • There was no plan

Once you know how much money you can invest, you can have a better idea of what to do next. Write down the things that you have to change in your chosen space. After this, you can work on your schedule and to-do list. If you work on everything one task at a time, it may be easier for you to finish.

  • There were no measurements taken

Repeat after us: measure, measure, measure! Many homeowners face setbacks because they didn't measure their old space and their new materials and furniture pieces. For example, some of us have had to deal with a sofa that couldn't fit through a narrow door or a bed that was too big for the small bedroom.

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  • There was no designer or supplier involved

Some of us think that hiring a professional can be too expensive. However, working with an architect or interior designer can actually help you save on time and money. They can help you figure out what you really want, meet your renovation deadlines, and even get discounts from some furniture stores. Plus, they can help you do it right the first time, so you don't have to do it a second time.

If you want to get in touch with an architect, interior designer, and other design professionals, visit our designer directory!

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