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When it comes to purchasing a new home, perhaps the hardest part once the purchase has been made is working to make the home your own, whether that work involves redecorating or renovating, it can be hard to know where to begin. Regardless of which specific projects you choose to undertake, there’s a lot more to designing than you may think, which can lead to all sorts of mistakes if you’re a new homeowner!

Below we’ll go over three of the most common design mistakes that new homeowners tend to make.

There Will Be Setbacks

Perhaps one of the most common design mistakes that new homeowners tend to make is expecting that everything will go according to the plans that they’ve established. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you should always expect the unexpected to take place in terms of any kind of design project. It’s easy to hope that everything will go smoothly, but in practically every case, this is never what happens.

Jumping In Too Fast

Another common mistake involving design and new homeowners can be when renovations are started much too soon. Rather than just jumping into everything right away, take the time to simply live in your new home for a while before finalizing any design plans. Once you have a better feel of the overall flow of the home, you’ll be able to make more informed choices regarding your renovations.

Underestimating Costs

Underestimating the costs of renovations or redecorations is another common design mistake that is often made by new homeowners. Many jobs will often cost more to complete, as well as take longer to get done in the long run. This means that you should always add approximately 20% to what you believe the total cost of the project will be when you are budgeting. If you find that you don’t have the funds, consider cutting the job back.

Thank you for reading our real estate and homeowners blog! We are Weichert Realtors – Barton Harris & Co. and we’re happy to have helped you learn more about common design mistakes new homeowners make.