The most recent update on the flip house revealed our flooring installer cut the edge of the flooring in the master bathroom too short. I had plans for a floating vanity, and he assumed we were installing a cabinet base, so the vinyl planks were trimmed to where he assumed the vanity base would sit. I didn?t make it crystal clear to my installer that the flooring was to go all the way to the wall which means I have to have him come back and redo the flooring.
These things happen with any renovation. There was also that time I had a contractor remove a soffit for cosmetic reasons only to discover it was there to cover necessary pipes and I had to pay to have it built again. Oops!
Every space remodel teaches me something new. I have yet to experience a perfectly smooth renovation where expectations are met from start to finish. Some of the lessons I?ve learned over time" Budgets are key, but often I go over the budget with unexpected expenses (ahem, that tile I simply must have) so with that expectation I add an ?extra expenses? column to anticipate it. Remodels never ever finish on time so I relax, breathe deeply, and expect that when I?m given a date it most certainly won?t be done by then.
Last year I came across a great article on Houzz called ?design nevers? with tips from readers sharing their personal renovation and decorating experiences. For any of us who have lived through a remodel, we have stories to tell, some of them headaches or mistakes, some are success stories.
Some of the tips I agree with in the article: ?Never ever do something because it is a trend. Do it because you love it?. Yes to that! Wood beaded chandeliers and ikat fabric" Yep, still loving both in this breakfast nook.
Another good one: ?Never ever sign a contract/agreement without reading it. Read the whole agreement ? each and every clause. Understand what you are reading/signing. If you don?t, ask someone. Make sure everything you were promised verbally appears in writing.?...