When it comes to redesigning your home, you don’t want to put your learning skills to the test. Mistakes are aggravating, costly, and time-consuming. Read through this list of 6 things not to do while renovating your home to make sure you don’t learn any painful lessons.
PERMITS ARE NOT TO BE MISSED.
The permits you’ll need for your kitchen remodel or bathroom remodelling will vary based on your circumstances and where you reside, but you’ll need them. Permits are essential because they guarantee a certain level of quality, and you don’t want shoddy work to endanger your house.
MEASURE MORE THAN ONCE
This is something that everyone knows, but for some reason, we get impatient and hope for the best. Taking the effort to double-check your measurements will save you time, money, and stress. So, why would you refuse to do so? Once you’ve measured twice, you’ve cut once.
DO NOT LEAVE WIRES OUT IN THE OPEN.
It’s rare to see exposed wires hanging out of someone’s wall, but remodelling carelessness or a low work standard might make it seem acceptable for a brief while to leave wires exposed within the walls, believing they are safe and secure. However, even in the walls, wires must be covered to prevent mice, weather, pests, fire threats, and a slew of other issues from wreaking havoc on your wiring.
DO NOT FLOOR OVER YOUR OLD FLOORING
The additional cost and effort it will take to properly lay down your new floor will be well worth it in the end. Shortcuts like this will almost always result in an uneven floor, with the old floor potentially forcing the new one to lift out of position. You’ll eventually have to rip everything up and start over, so why not do it right the first time?
IN YOUR BATHROOM, DO NOT USE STANDARD OUTLETS.
Your outlets can’t be regular, bedroom wall-style outlets in the bathroom or near water. They must have a ground-fault circuit interrupter, which cuts off the power if the plug ever falls into the water. When it comes to power, don’t take any chances.
DO NOT USE COST-EFFECTIVE TAPES OR GLUES.
Standard tape or glue is not a suitable cost-saving alternative when it comes to adhesives for your kitchen or bathroom remodel. Anything that has to do with the structure of your home and needs to be adhered to requires special tape or adhesive. Even if it’s cheap, duct tape and super glue aren’t always the best option.
There are a number of DON’Ts to remember during your Winnipeg kitchen renovation that will save you a lot of time and money in the long run, so keeping these 6 in mind is crucial. If you’d rather leave this type of work to the pros, contact us by emailing us at [email protected] or calling us today at 204-806-1276.