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Whether you are drawing up architectural designs for a new staircase or have been thinking of a kitchen remodel, working with an expert in the field has its advantages. Not only do you get hands-on assistance with respect to the planning, but you also avoid costly home remodeling budget mistakes that are very easy to make. Five such mistakes in particular stand out.

  1. The wishful budget. You intend to not spend a mint on remodeling the kitchen. In fact, you are estimating conservatively and vow to stay within your budget. Yet a few hiccups and the must-have seven-bottle mirrored wine cooler later, you have already blown your budget without being halfway through the remodel. The lesson here is simple: Set a realistic budget that allows for surprises and the little extras.
  2. Broad ideas vs. detailed visions. Kitchen remodeling is not for the faint of heart. It is also not for those who do not have a detailed vision for what they want to see. Be specific! The more detailed you are in your instructions to the contractor, the easier it is for the professional to find you the right materials and hardware that suits your need. Plenty of additional expenses can be avoided by being detailed from the start.
  3. Pinching pennies on materials. Lasagna is only as tasty as the high-quality ingredients that you put into it. Even the best builder will have a difficult time constructing you a dream porch for your home when you buy cut-rate lumber and pinch pennies on quality materials. Although it is always best to aim for inexpensive materials, going cheap is not the answer for a quality construction project.
  4. Keeping mum. Your contractor needs to hear from you. When you see something you want to incorporate into the design, find that beautiful customized tub for your bathroom remodeling or want to add anything else that may affect the plans already made, it is crucial that you let your contractor know right away. The further along the project proceeds without you mentioning any changes, the costlier it is to make these very changes later on.
  5. Changing your mind. Every time you change your mind, there will be additional expenses. It is that simple. While there is nothing wrong with changing your mind on a color or design detail here and there, consistently revamping plans and asking for changes to customized building components is costly.

At Natelli Homes, we know that you have plenty of questions about starting your home remodeling project and staying on track. Contact us today for more information on the best remodel budgeting practices and to find out how we can help you with your next project.

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Are you running out of space in your home? That's the problem a lot of people are facing. The economy is bringing families together again, for better or for worse. Many college students aren't able to find a good job after they earn their degree, so they end up moving back home. According to Pew Research, there are currently over 21 million people from the Millennial generation living at home. It's not just the college students, though. Many older generations are choosing to live with their children instead of living in a nursing home or assisted care facility. That means more people are living together in one home, and many of them are started to feel the space crunch

If you feel like your family is living on top of one another, it may be time to consider home additions. Instead of forcing people out or looking for a bigger (and more expensive!) home, consider adding on to your existing structure. This can often be a money-saving option that gives everyone the space they need without putting a strain on the family budget. You can customize the area to fit the needs of the individual. Add an outside entry for your late-night-loving young adult, or make sure mom and dad have their own sitting area to enjoy the morning news while your kids enjoy cartoons. Whatever it is that your family needs, Natelli Homes is here to help make it happen. 

Contact us today and let's start talking about the space solutions you need. Our experienced designers and architects will draw up plans for a space you'll love and establish a budget that won't break the bank. Then you'll be ready to contact a builder and make these dreams a reality. Imagine having all the room you need and never having to leave the neighborhood or the house you love. Make room for everyone with a design from Natelli Homes!

 

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