Watching your dream plan for your custom home or remodeling project come together before your eyes is an exciting and great experience. Most of the time, it’s a smooth process, but with any major undertaking, there are several chances of different aspects going wrong.

From overlooking small details to poor budget plans, these errors can lead the way to some unfavorable outcomes. Therefore, you need to take everything into account and make sure to prioritize your current and future expectations.

To help you avoid some basic errors that could prove to be costly, Advanced Builders & Contractors has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when custom building and remodeling their home.

1. Setting an unrealistic budget
Most homeowners tamper with their own expectations to strike a balance between their vision and budget. It can result in using low-quality materials that will damage in time and be a hefty future repair. Therefore, it’s essential to create and stick to a budget for your project. Early on in the design and budgeting portion of any project, make sure your expectations are lined up with your project. You don’t need to worry about designs as they can be altered anytime to meet your budget.

2. Poor planning and scheduling
A detailed schedule will help determine when materials, fixtures, and appliances will be needed on site. This timeline needs to be set with a reasonable understanding based on the challenges of material and labor shortages and availability. So whoever creates this schedule must include all major milestones and show when each subcontractor needs to be on-site to achieve them.

3. Being fixated on one specific design
Trying to bring out one specific design you may have probably found on magazines or Pinterest could hamper the overall project. So before fixating on a particular design, consider taking advice from a contractor who will direct you towards the right product and design and ensure the project goes according to the plan.

4. Over-renovating
There are many factors to consider when you are renovating, but one of the main points is to know your neighborhood. If you want a good ROI (return on investment), make sure you don’t over renovate your property without determining the market value of the area.

5. Not considering the contractor’s personality
You should look for a contractor you can get along with. A personality match goes a long way when you have a bigger project that may last months.

6. Disregarding site conditions
Every site has its own characteristics, so when planning a custom home, you need to keep in mind the features of the lot. Ask a local home builder who will make you aware of all the nuances that go along with building in the area.

To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Advanced Builders & Contractors. We are a leading general contracting and construction company in Campbell River and North Island, BC. We are a family-owned business with a combined experience of fifty years. We specialize in renovation and additions, new construction, designing, planning, and permitting. Our residential and commercial construction services are extended to clients across Campbell River and North Island, British Columbia.

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