Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tips For Home Restoration

Fred Oakley Construction specializes in all types of home construction including additions, remodels, room conversions, build outs, kitchens, baths, and other types of home improvement. Our favorite type of construction to focus on is home restoration! We love turning old houses into the house of your dreams.

If you're considering restoring an older home, make sure you know what you're getting yourself into! Below you'll find the top three common mistakes people make when renovating a house...

1. Starting without a plan. Big No-No! Old-home renovations often don’t go according to plan because too often, there is no planning! Too often, homeowners assume; they assume if they just want to change the cabinets, they only need to worry about the cabinets. Make sure you hire a reputable contractor like Fred Oakley Construction who is always thinking one step ahead while working on your home renovation!

2. Going into your home renovation to "flip" your house. TV makes everything look easy, doesn't it? Flipping houses is NOT easy and what's more - old homes simply take too long to flip. What you see on TV are usually minor repairs (like changing out carpet, etc.) and old homes require much more work than that! If your home requires all new systems and foundation work, the process of fixing it up can take longer than a year; successful renovations on old houses take time - flipping houses does not.

3. Setting an unrealistic budget. Fred Oakley has been in the business for over 40 years! He knows what a realistic budget is and will provide you with a professional, accurate, and performable budget.

Whether you're looking to remodel your older home, start new construction, build the kitchen of your dreams or an oasis in your bathroom, Fred Oakley Construction has the experience and knowledge to do it all! Call today at 615-975-8916 to schedule a free estimate!

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