Although home remodeling shows make the process look easy, sometimes a remodel doesn’t go according to plan. On TV, problems are often introduced and dealt with in the blink of an eye. But, in the real world, it’s a little more complicated. So, what happens when something goes wrong during a remodeling project? Learn about some of the common home remodeling mistakes that can occur while renovating your home and how to address them below!
Common Home Remodeling Mistakes
While we wish every home remodeling project went off without a hitch, sometimes mistakes happen. Unfortunately, remodeling mistakes can significantly impact your project, resulting in additional costs and extended timelines.
Before your remodel begins, you’ll receive an estimated date for the project’s completion. Despite every effort to keep the project on track, delays may occur that extend the timeline out further than expected.
As far as what factors can set a remodeling project back, it varies. Some factors that can push the completion of your home renovation out include:
- Permit delays
- Extended lead times from suppliers
- Changes to the design concept
- Hidden damage
Remodeling can require a pretty significant investment, so having a detailed budget is important. However, I’d be lying if I said a budget protected you from overspending on your project. No matter how much you plan, your budget can be vulnerable to unexpected repair costs, allowance overages, last-minute design changes, and unanticipated material increases.
At Excel Builders, we strive to deliver high-quality craftsmanship in every project we complete. But, not even the best artisans are immune to mistakes. Occasionally, there may be an instance where a portion of the work doesn’t meet the standards of our team or clients, whether it’s due to incorrect measurements, the wrong material being used, or another factor.
A remodeling project may also go wrong because of outside forces. The coronavirus pandemic is the perfect example of this. It’s had a significant impact on how we use our homes, resulting in increased demand for remodeling and new construction homes.
With more homeowners seeking out these services, the industry has been subjected to shipping delays, extended timelines, material increases, labor and material shortages, and more. All of these things have a direct impact on your project. For example, your estimate for custom cabinets might cost come in higher than expected because the price of materials went up. Although we try to accommodate and plan for these things, sometimes it’s out of our control.
How to Address Mistakes in a Home Remodeling Project
Our number one priority at Excel Builders is to ensure you love the outcome of your remodeling project. When setbacks occur, whether due to an outside force or an internal error, we always do our very best to make the problem right.
At Excel Builders, we believe good communication is paramount to preventing and dealing with mistakes. For things to go smoothly, both our team and clients need to communicate clearly with one another. Many oversights, missed expectations, and delays can be cleared up with an honest conversation, which is why we make it a point to get in touch once we become aware of a problem.
In that same vein, we encourage our clients to reach out directly to address their concerns, especially if they’re not happy with the quality of work or wish to change the design. At the end of the day, we want your project to be as you envisioned, and we’ll do whatever we can to make that happen.
The Minneapolis Design-Build Team You Can Trust
Excel Builders is a premium design-build company serving Minnesota homeowners throughout the Twin Cities Metro and surrounding areas, including Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Chanhassen, Edina, Plymouth, Shorewood, and nearby.
With over 20 years of experience, we’ve earned a reputation for helping our clients create beautiful spaces that fit their unique needs. From kitchen and bathroom remodels to basement finishing and more, we can make all your home remodeling dreams come true. We even offer custom cabinets and millwork through our in-house cabinet shop!