Common Renovation Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Interior Design and home renovation can be a beautiful and wonderfully creative process. However, it’s often full of hidden landmines that can blow out your budget and leave you feeling frustrated. With the help of a good interior designer, you can easily avoid these all-too-common renovation mistakes and make sure your home renovation aligns with your creative vision.

Here are a few common renovation mistakes and how to avoid them:

Copying What You See On TV

We all love the reality TV shows who come in and turn a shotgun house into a little slice of paradise.  But while these shows can glamourize the fun parts of renovation and interior design, they also gloss over the nitty gritty that goes along with it.  You don’t want to skimp on the preliminary stages such as inspecting the property, budgeting, and coming up with a renovation plan. These are all vital to a successful home renovation, and at Inscene our platform allows your to organise and plan your renovation with ease!


Underestimating The Cost

The last thing you want to do is run through your budget halfway through renovating.  Underestimating the cost of a renovation is a common mistake that people make, but you can easily stick to your budget by working with an interior designer.  They’ll walk you through all of the hidden costs and help you create enough of a buffer to deal with any unforeseen costs. This is where your Inscene documentation package and finishes schedule is vital when renovating, you can obtain dependable quotes and ensure you are getting the best possible price.


Not Working With A Good Team

Even if you were to decide to renovate on your own, you’d still need to bring in a team of professionals such as electricians and carpenters to help you get the job done and install certain things you can’t do yourself.  Researching qualified professionals takes time, but it’s worth it to ensure the job gets done right.  Our qualified interior designer can help you find trustworthy professionals who will fit your needs and your budget.

Ignoring The Entrance

It can be tempting to pour your entire budget into renovating the living room and kitchen.  After all, this is where your guests will be spending most of your time.  But you want to avoid the common mistake of ignoring the entrance to your home.  Your entrance is the first impression that your guests will see when entering your home.  Make underestimate the power of a gorgeous front door & entrance.

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Replacing Instead Of Repairing

Never toss something that can just as easily be refurbished.  When coming up with a renovation plan, figure out what you can salvage and what you need to get rid of.  Oftentimes all you need is a fresh coat of paint on those beige ‘70s kitchen tiles to get them in line with your updated look.


How Inscene can guide you through your home renovation

Renovating your home doesn’t have to be a headache.  At Inscene we believe renovating should be an enjoyable experience. By working with one of our interior design experts here at Inscene, you can avoid these mistakes and more.  We’ll help guide you through every step of the process, making sure none of your time or your money goes to waste.

Contact our team today to find out more!