The 3 Biggest Home Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

The 3 Biggest Home Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

According to a Professional Home Remodeler

You’ve spent a lot of time imagining how nice it would be to walk into your new kitchen, pour a hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning from your custom-made coffee station, and slowly welcome your day. Or maybe you’ve envisioned having your favorite snack in the afternoon on the new beautiful quartz slab you saw in the latest issue of ElleDecor or ending the day in the serene paradise of your new master bathroom oasis.

But as wonderful as new kitchen and bathrooms are; you know they’re a substantial investment.

Considerations to Make for your Home Remodel

There are many things to consider when you start your remodel, and they are all specific to your project, lifestyle, and home. If you’re redoing your kitchen, you may ask: “Will I have enough counter space?”, “What size should the new island be?” If you’re renovating the master bathroom you might consider a walk-in shower over the tradition tub. And ultimately, the big question looms - “How much will this cost?” We created this checklist to help you think through some of the important details and avoid common mistakes, ultimately giving you the most bang for your buck.



1. Hiring real experts early on is bound to save you money and prevent headaches.

Too often, no thought is given to the value of working with an expert from the very beginning of the remodeling project. Homeowners may think they can DIY their way through a bathroom remodel, but typically that is not the case, and it’s best to recognize it early on! Properly designing the layout, planning the budget, and identifying the scope of work will increase the chances of project success—allowing you to even have some fun during the process.

Running a SUCCESSFUL remodeling project requires a professional skill set that can ultimately help you save thousands of dollars during the home remodeling project.

We strongly recommend consulting an expert before starting your project, otherwise you may face unexpected issues and make costly mistakes that were completely avoidable.

2. Efficiency in the pantry is as important as efficiency in the kitchen.

If you’ve been considering a kitchen remodel for long, you’ve likely heard all of the incredible recommendations and options available for sneaky kitchen storage and functional optimization of this important space in your home. However, one thing we’ve often seen forgotten is the power of an optimized pantry space. We believe that as much thought should go into crafting your pantry as any other space in your home. With the right layout and forethought, you can solve most of your kitchen storage issues easily - in unexpected ways.

Here are a few reasons that 95% of our clients have been opting for pantry cabinets instead of traditional walk-in pantries:

  • Pantry cabinets create more open space in the kitchen because no space is removed to build a walk-in pantry.
  • Cabinets make your kitchen feel larger overall.
  • Pantry cabinets easily house toasters, coffee makers, and mixers while keeping them easily in-reach.
  • Pantry cabinets give the kitchen a more sleek, clean look.

3. Starting the project without a formal remodeling blueprint

A commercial builder would NEVER put his investment at risk by building a home based on an "estimate" and without an official blueprint, so why would your investment be treated any differently and exposed to an undue risk? According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, 82% of homeowners end up getting hit by unexpected costs during remodeling projects.

Our simple Design Blueprint system is created to help homeowners, just like you, help take your project outcome from unsure to certain - BEFORE any construction even starts.


We’re happy to give you a range of costs in an initial consultation, but to understand exactly how much your new kitchen or bathroom will cost, we’ll dig into the specifics.

When you commission a custom design, you’re really buying:

  • Peace of mind that your kitchen will turn out the way you imagined it
  • Every design includes a detailed 3D rendering of what your kitchen will look like when it’s finished.
  • A detailed outline of Project costs
  • Professional input and creative direction from experienced kitchen and bathroom remodeling experts
  • A thorough consideration of all of the variables involved to ensure a smooth build

Design fees will range from $500-$2,500 depending on the project and are credited toward the cost of the project. Revisions are an expected part of our process, and we’ll work with you to tweak the design (and the budget) until you love it.

When you see a final contract price, that’s the price you’ll pay. End of story.

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