At last you are shifting to your new luxury apartments in Chennai; new life is waiting for you. Which may lead you to have lots of dreams with excitement and a little fear, of course; and if you are shifting for the first then the emotional factors will get quite higher. All these things can leads to make mistakes while buying and renovating your house which is quite common. So, here I am listing all the common mistakes made by the first time homeowners for you to avoid it.
1. Being too emotional while buying a new house:
Being emotional when buying a dream house is very common, but forgetting everything can become foolishness of anyone. People choose the luxury villas which they love and don’t see if it fits their budget or not and end up spending more or getting into debt. The homeowners even forget, if they spend all their money to buy that house, then how they are going to satisfy the extra expenses that may come along with it.
2. Too overwhelm that you don’t see your expenses:
The moment you enter your new house for the first time, thousands of ideas came into play to redesign it in your own way which leads to lots of shopping and as a result you happen to buy thousands of items which you actually don’t need. This is the most basic mistake which a new mover makes; they are so overwhelming about their new house that they don’t realize the expenses they are making.
3. Too quick to renovate:
The renovation starts on the very first day itself and the planning is totally based on the emotional choices and previous experience. But you forget that every house is different. Before you start renovating or redecorating the house you first live in that for some time or give a fine look to all the details such as where the sun is hitting, which part of the house is the calmest, what is the behaviour of family like coming from outside where they prefer to rest etc. all this will help you when you make your plans to change things.
4. Want to change everything:
Once we step into our new house we want to change every possible thing, the furniture, the decoration, the doors, the windows, even the walls. Already buying a gated community villas in Chennai will cost you too much and if you renovate it beyond the level it will cost you even more. I can understand buying a house is a very emotional moment in anyone’s life, but if possible plan the renovation according to your need and budget and not according to your emotion.
5. No research:
Research can help you to save lots of money. Do lots of research to find the cost-effective renovation, the best way is to ask your neighbour as they went through the same situation as you are in now. They can guide you and help you save money in a great possible way. They can tell you about their mistakes and what they did to overcome it and they can brief you about the most common issues which occur in that area, if you are planning for marble flooring you can ask their opinion to check whether the floor can uphold the weight of the marble or not, if it does not support then this information will save you the money on wasting in the marble.
And the most important advantage is that they can introduce you with the locality, so that you can find the cheapest item for your renovation.
6. Desperately change everything to modern:
Sometimes the desperation of changing the entire traditional things will lead you to lose some of the lifelong equipment. In olden houses, you can see the attached closet, which is so strong and made with a very good wood that it is not possible to make such a closet with today’s available engineered wood/plywood. If you want the same strength you need to buy costly woods like teakwood or rosewood. So it is better to have that old shelf to give your house a traditional touch than to forfeit the benefit of it just for the sake of modernization.
7. Underestimating costs:
Renovation job can cost you a lot and takes time too, so it is always better to keep some more amount above the anticipated budget to be on a safe side. This will save your extra cost of the work which can empty your saving if not done as shifting and renovating always cost more than it actually seems.