Top Home Renovation Do’s and Don’ts to Live By

No matter your reasons for renovating; whether to get ready to put your home on the market, to spruce up your current home or to add more space to it, you never know what you’re getting into when undergoing a home renovation project.

With decades of experience under our belt, the Long Island contractors at Center Island Contracting have seen it all. We know what to do and what not to do when it comes to renovating homes.

Below is a guide of home renovation do’s and don’ts to live by.

Home Renovation Do’s

Do hire a design-build firm

Design-build firms make the renovation process as simple as possible, streamlining communication from multiple points of contact to just one. We also understand the ever-changing county, town, and village codes, climate conditions, water table restrictions, and supplies that are readily available, so having us on your side can make the renovation process go quicker and smoother.

Do set a budget

Setting a budget will guarantee a guideline that we can work from. Having a design-build firm in your corner will help keep your home renovation on track so it stays within this agreed upon budget.

Do consider resale value

Even if you have no plans to sell your home and plan on it being your forever home, things can change and life takes us to unexpected places. When remodeling your home, make it your own but also take into consideration what could possibly turn off future buyers.

Home Renovation Don’ts

Don’t DIY

There are certain projects to DIY and some that should never be done yourself. Home renovations typically should not be DIY projects, or you run the risk of major mistakes costing you more money in the long run. If you’re handy and want to DIY a simple home upgrade, go for it. But larger projects like kitchens and bathrooms are more complicated with electrical and plumbing to consider.

Don’t compromise on your personal style

Now is your time to shine! Don’t lose sight of your own personal style when choosing fixtures, materials and design features for your newly renovated home. With so many design options out there, it’s hard to weed through and find what will work together cohesively. Our one stop shop design center will make this process much easier to stay true to your style.

Don’t rush it

While we will do our best to stick to the timeline we set in the beginning of your home remodel, it’s important not to rush it and assume things will happen quicker than possible. We know it’s an exciting time and you’re eager to see the end result, but let the process pan out how it should so that everything is done the correct way.

Center Island Contracting is your local contractor of choice for home remodels on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc. Our qualified professional Long Island contractors are here to help you renovate the home of your dreams. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (516) 481-4707.