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15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

In the course of renovations, many are prone to spending too much time looking at amazing designs online, however many of them cannot be implemented in real life. To avoid from making similar mistakes, we’ll tell you about some essential things that you shouldn’t overlook.

Mirrors illuminated by light reveal all the dirt

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

“I want a mirror with lights to make it easy to do my makeup.” This was among the top things I was looking for when I was designing the bathroom. It was very cool. It looks nice and the lighting is practical. However, every time you turn on the lights the water splashes will appear onto the mirror. It’s very difficult to keep it spotless.

An unfinished tile pattern

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

The prior owners of the apartment chose to save money on tiles and only place them on the walls. The sink was intended to make up for the absence of pattern, but when they made the decision to purchase another sink, this issue came back to light.

There is only one power outlet in the entire bathroom.

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

“Why there are so many power outlets for the bathrooms? We should just install only one!” — this is the thought of the previous residents of the house believed. This was a blunder. When my friends moved into and realized there was no space to install an electric water heater, a washer, and electronic toothbrushes. They make use of the extension cord, however, it’s not just uncomfortable, but it’s also dangerous.

A bar counter paired with regular chairs

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

I’ve always had a desire for an island counter for my kitchen. However, because I’m not a fan chairs, I purchased regular chairs. However, I’m unable to change the legs of the counter, and the chairs aren’t tall enough. Every time I sit down at the counter it feels like I am a little child who can’t get to the table. The next time I think about it, I’ll be buying high pillows so I can feel like an actual princess.

Different wallpapers

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

Sometimes trying to save money could have a negative effect on the outcome of the remodel. The image shows an example: A person decided not to purchase a new set of pink wallpaper , and put a different one behind the kitchen cabinets. It’s evident when you enter the room.

Make a mistake when designing the kitchen

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

Everyone would like to utilize the kitchen space in the most efficient manner so that there isn’t every inch unutilized. I didn’t know that the counter for the bar would be bigger than the kitchen drawer. The part that is now the counter hangs up in the sky.

Too many spotlights

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

As opposed to a chandelier I’ve decided to purchase spotlights. I’m sick of replacing the bulbs for my light. They’re not cheap, and, if one bulb is turned off, the room is quite dark.

Space between your refrigerator and the furniture of the kitchen

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

When I first cleaned I realized that I had committed an error. There is a gap between refrigerator and the sink feels like an unlit hole in which a lot of garbage is discarded. It’s difficult to clear the area with out moving your fridge.

Really large drawers

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

I have huge corner drawers. When I have to get a pot in reach it’s like I’m doing a workout. I wasn’t quite ready to do this.

The area behind the radiator

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

Familiar? When you install the radiator it’s nearly impossible to get into the area behind it. Therefore, it’s best to take it off and paint the wall and place it back.

The small things

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

In apartments, doors often hit walls. Doorknobs that hit the wall may damage the wall. In most cases, it is possible to fix the problem by installing an obstruction for doors, however, you need to think about ahead for this.

White tile seams

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

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The biggest errors my neighbors made was selecting white to color the floors’ seams. They are very regretful about it. White seams attract all dirt and look very ugly. The seams are dirty , even after you’ve cleaned them just 5 minutes ago. It is better to select dark colors for your seams to look good.

Poor location of the toilet paper Holder

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

Toilet paper holders needs to be accessible. It’s just that I placed it over the toilet to the left. Since then, each when I’m required to reach it the challenge is like.

Different shades of flooring

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

There were a few tiles left that we couldn’t bear to toss away. We discovered a purpose for them by the balcony door. However, the distinction between the flooring surfaces is very evident.

Absolutely terrible ceiling covings

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

This is a pleasant surprise by the former owners. We have a bizarre-looking bathtub coving. We aren’t able to take it off because the whole thing will be ripped off.

Bonus: Make sure to thoroughly check your properties prior to starting the process of renovating.

15 Renovation Mistakes That Can Lead to a Ton of Needless Expenses

(c) FileasAkaCat / Pikabu

Locating all the issues in an apartment isn’t simple. It is recommended to employ an expert who can locate all the problems to avoid problems to come up.

  • A new apartment complex. I was contacted by a person who informed me it was because one of the outlets would not turn off. The electricity in the house was turned off however the outlet was running. The next apartment was opened as there was no one living there but we realized that the outlets in the original apartment was controlled by the second. (c) DedX5 / Pikabu

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