Updating your home yourself certainly has its attractions - as longtime custom builders and remodelers we have been enjoying all aspects of custom home building from complete new homes to historical renovations. However if you embark on updating your home yourselves there are several common mistakes new homeowners make that you will need to watch out for.
Starting Before You Understand The Home
For new owners of older homes, it can be tempting to begin renovating and updating as soon as you have the keys to the front door. However waiting some time to get a better understanding of the house before you jump in to change things will help you develop a better plan.
Many issues are not immediately apparent at the showing such as sunlight flooding a room at certain times of day making it hard to see screens or uncomfortably warm later in the day. Knowing how stormwater is channeled away from the home and that drainage is functioning as expected is another. Beyond that, living in the home a time before you begin will allow you to get a better feel for... read article