renovation_stefanphotozemun_shutterstock_217508074Planning a home renovation can be very exciting. You finally get to create a space that you love with the perfect floors, walls and fixtures. At Floor Coverings International in Western North Carolina, we have seen this excitement in plenty of Asheville and Henderson residents. While it’s great to be excited about your project, there are few things to keep in mind that will help your project be an exciting success from start to finish. Check out these do’s and don’ts from our design experts to help prepare your family for the challenges of home renovation:


DON’T rush through the planning process. Measure everything twice and do all of the research. This will help to avoid problems down the road.


DO leave extra space in your budget for surprise costs. They will come up, and it’s best to be prepared for these unexpected events.


DO take the time to interview your contractor. They will be an essential part of the project and you should trust them.


DON’T choose the cheap option at every turn. There are some things in a renovation that are worth splurging on. Be sure to plan out what items you’re prepared to spend more money on during the planning process. Remember that you will be living with these changes for as long as you stay in your home.


DO hire professionals. There are a lot of small things you may be able to do yourself but for the more technical work, it’s worth hiring someone who knows their stuff. Accidental damage to electrical wiring or other important parts of your house could end up costing you more in the long run.


DO set up a time away. If you plan to stay in your home during the remodel, schedule a short trip for your family during the construction. This will be an important break from the chaos and will let everyone get a bit of much-needed calm.


Ready to start your Asheville remodel? Call Floor Coverings International of Western North Carolina for all of your flooring needs! We come to your home for a free consultation and provide hundreds for flooring samples.

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