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Top 5 Renovation Mistakes Often Made by New Homeowners!

For new homeowners, house renovation is a major project. Starting off right is half the battle, so be sure to avoid the following pitfalls during the preparatory phase!

1. Playing Project Manager

Being a project manager isn't just about arranging construction, purchasing materials, and supervising. Experienced project managers have greater negotiation power when discussing project quality and timelines with contractors. Unless you have practical knowledge of renovations, taking on this role can lead to misunderstandings with contractors. Furthermore, you might not even realize when you're making a wise or disastrous decision.

2. Going for the Lowest Bid

You can't put a price on quality renovations. While cheaper isn't always worse, the content and specifics of the project are even more crucial. Before signing any contracts, make sure to thoroughly check the quotation. Look for hidden terms, ensure the quality of materials is up to standard, and verify the work process. Otherwise, you might face continuous add-ons or realize mistakes only when it's too late. You get what you pay for when it comes to professional assistance.

3. Not Asking Questions

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Before making any decisions, you have the right to understand all implications. You can also request references from the renovation company to understand their style, strengths, and weaknesses.

4. Not Setting a Detailed Timeline

A comprehensive timeline can help homeowners keep track of the progress. It acts as a benchmark, allowing for early detection of any deviations or delays in smaller tasks. This foresight ensures the entire project doesn’t lag behind. Setting aside time for timely matters, such as purchasing materials and deciding on electrical socket placements, can prevent regrets down the line.

5. Expecting Everything to Go as Planned

Be mentally prepared for unexpected occurrences during the renovation. Issues like discovering leaks during construction or realizing that actual measurements differ from plans can arise. Embrace the idea that "change is the only constant" and be ready to adapt as needed.


For many, renovation isn't an easy task. Aside from cost considerations, the process can be quite vexing for homeowners. That's where DECOLAND comes in with its all-in-one service approach. Whether it's finding the right renovation team, designers, getting accurate quotes, or managing the project, DECOLAND is here to support.

DECOLAND is here to help you solve all your renovation worries effortlessly!

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