Remodel Nightmares

Every homeowner wishes for a stress-free and successful remodel, but, chances are, an issue may occur during the process. It is inevitable, especially when dealing with a very old home. Don’t let it discourage you from reaching your goals. Have no fear! We’ve provided you some tips that will help you to avoid any snags.


  • Hire a proper General Contractor- DIY is a great way to be thrifty and creative, but this is not the place for it. Kitchen remodels are time consuming and costly jobs so it is best to hire someone who knows what he or she is doing. Also, in many states including Florida, it is mandatory by law to hire a licensed professional. Keep in mind state guidelines when you are ready to hire.
  • Don’t get distracted- Walking into a home improvement store makes you feel like a kid in a candy store. Don’t be tempted to buy products and tools you don’t need. An easy way to solve this is to write a list and stick to it. Check off each item as you acquire it and move on. That way, you won’t develop a tendency to veer towards shiny objects.
  • Don’t bite off more than you can chew- If you know that you’re less of a gourmet chef than you wish, reconsider some of the renovations you may be putting in to the new kitchen. Some items may end up being unnecessary and, in the future, it could become a waste of space. Use your investment to its full potential by remodeling what is essential. This doesn’t mean that you still can’t make your kitchen your own.
  • Over-customizing your custom kitchen- Instead of contemplating what is convenient for the present, think about what your kitchen might need 10-15 years down the road. If you are the homeowner, you and your children will possibly grow up in this home, so think practical. Plan ahead design-wise around your family. Are you shorter? Don’t build as high. Are your kids going through a growth spurt? Install more spacious seating. Thoughts like these will keep you from regret down the road.
  • Have fun! – As hectic as the remodeling process can be, don’t forget about the end result. Focus on tasks you know you can accomplish and let the professionals do the rest. Collaboration is a smart decision, but make sure you are able to hold on to your ideas and not be swayed by someone else. After all, it is your kitchen and you will be living in it.