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The Most Common Home Remodeling Problems

The Most Common Home Remodeling Problems

Home remodeling might look and sound simple, but every project comes with risks. And as an experienced remodeling company in New Hampshire, we have seen it all! Through the years, we have faced and overcome many roadblocks. 

Continue reading to discover the most common issues that can arise during a home remodel. 

Bad materials

Because home remodeling can be expensive, homeowners often search for discounts and good offers. Some homeowners even want to experiment with new materials or hand-made ones from friends and family. This is a great way to reduce costs, but only in the short term. 

In the long term, these materials will cost you more. Something that is not verified and certified should not become a part of your house, especially in important projects like a kitchen or bathroom remodel. 

Old and damaged foundation

Unfortunately, this issue can’t be avoided in certain scenarios. If you want to remodel an older home with visible signs of damage, chances are you have a problem with the foundation. Usually, this issue pops up during the project when contractors start noticing the signs of a damaged foundation.

In this case, the project will last longer and will probably be more expensive. You will need to invest extra to fix the foundation and then continue with your remodel. That’s why it’s smart to set an emergency budget before the project starts. 

Bad electricity and plumbing

Just as foundation problems can arise, so can issues with electricity and plumbing. There have been scenarios where we discovered bad plumbing or electricity during a home remodel. The same rule goes as before. These problems can be fixed, but you should have in mind that the project will cost more and have a longer duration. 

Besides setting an emergency budget, you can also consult inspectors and contractors before the project starts. Remember, this is usually the case for older buildings. 

Unrealistic expectations

There have been situations where projects were delayed because officials needed more time to give a building permit. In other situations, homeowners wanted to stick to the budget, but had unrealistic demands.

We know that redesigning your home is fun and exciting. It’s easy to walk around with your head in the clouds, thinking about the perfect color of your exterior walls. However, one must always have one foot in reality. Along with dreaming and planning, make sure to go through all the important details before the project starts. This includes inspections, building permits, communication with contractors, setting a budget, clarifying the goals and vision for your house…

What to do?

There is no such thing like a flawless home remodeling project. On the contrary, all homeowners will face roadblocks on their journey. So, what should one do in these situations?

First, it’s important to prepare yourself as much as you can. This means doing research, but also hiring experienced and verified contractors. When issues arise, you want a competent team by your side.

The next thing is not to panic. How you approach the problem matters. Looking on the positive side of things will help you overcome obstacles and make the most out of your next home remodel. 


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