Home Design Mistakes New Homeowners Make

We’re all new homeowners at one point in time, but fortunately new homeowners can learn from the mistakes of others who were once in their shoes. One of those learning curves is design.

The home design experts at Center Island Contracting have thousands of renovations under their belts and can steer new homeowners in the right direction to make their home reach its full potential on the first try. Using a design-build firm is a shortcut in achieving your dream home, but many aren’t aware of the various benefits they can provide.

To avoid design mistakes past new homeowners have made, browse our list we have put together for your reference.

Underestimating Budget

Setting your budget at the start of your design or renovation project is crucial because it’s easy to underestimate your budget if there isn’t a set amount decided on from the onset. Most design jobs go at least 20 percent over, but we will stick to the budget you set from the start to ensure that doesn’t happen.

Cutting Corners

Most new homeowners are money-conscious and look for any possible way to cut corners. It’s wise to be mindful of your budget but cutting corners on quality won’t save any money in the long run. Quality products last longer and products used daily should not be skimped on.

Insufficient Lighting

Investing in adequate lighting can transform the entire look of your home. Set the mood for your home with lighting solutions that not only provide the proper light for productiveness, but also make the house more inviting.

Not Hiring a Design-Build Firm

All of these mistakes can be avoided if using a design-build firm like Center Island Contracting. We offer one source of communication, eliminating any confusion or miscommunication that can come from multiple points of contact trying to achieve the same goal. With one team in place from start to finish, there is no room for error.

Our qualified professionals can assist in accomplishing your home remodeling project on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island, Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc., from small additions to major reconstructions. If you are ready for a home remodel, use the premiere contractors on Long Island and email us or call (516) 481-4707.