10 Home Improvement Fails To Learn From

by | Jul 16, 2021

Ready to start your project?

There is nothing more exciting than finally preparing to tackle your home renovation. However, sometimes making your dream improvement a reality isn’t as easy as you thought it’d be. When it’s time to start your next passion project, make sure you consult with the experts so you don’t wind up making one of these epic mistakes


Flooring Fail

Flooring is one of the most popular upgrades and can truly change an entire space. Because it’s such an important aspect of home design and something that you use (and walk on) every day, you want to make sure it’s done right.

Cutting corners on materials, measurements, and installation can lead to problems down the road. Whether it’s warped floors or coming up short on materials, you don’t want to be caught with a mismatched space or damage that will only cost more money to fix down the road.


Leaky Roof

Improperly lined joints and poor layouts can cause many leak problems down the road. You don’t want to lose money on future repairs and there is arguably no better investment than a good roof over your head through professional exterior work.

Bathroom Addition

While all room additions can be a bit involved, bathroom additions can sometimes be the most complex. With water lines, bathroom fixtures, and materials to consider, you’ll want a well thought out and expertly executed bathroom. Whether you’re considering a bathroom, gym, office, or bedroom addition, Interior Excellence has you covered.

Deck Disaster

Whether it’s making sure footers are in undisturbed soil or ensuring everything is up to code, you don’t want to cut corners on your new deck. Don’t be afraid to seek professional help for this tedious task. Transform your backyard confidently with a well-done deck.

Layout Letdown

Never underestimate the power of measuring twice – or more! Interior design, when done right, can help create your dream room and home sanctuary. Taking your time planning and allocating space wisely can make a huge difference in layout and offer a much more functional room. 

Lackluster Lighting

Lighting has the ability to transform an entire space, don’t settle for the quickest fix or first fixture you see. Whether it’s finding the perfect glow or having the ability to adjust brightness to fit your mood, consider functional lighting that enhances your space.

Toilet Trap

You do not want to finally get a new toilet in your add-on or renovated bathroom just to realize the door does not clear it. Careful measurements or leaving it to the professionals can save you the major inconvenience of this dealbreaker.

Equipment Error

“Fake it ‘til you make it” may work in some scenarios but when it comes to your living space and safety you want to be fully equipped. If you don’t have the materials, tools, or experience to start a DIY, leave it to the experts. It’s a worthy investment and will reduce your stress in the long run. Sit back and enjoy your professional transformation.


Light Switch Type and Location

Light switches are a smaller detail that can often get overlooked. Be sure to double check the light switch type when picking out plates so you’re not caught making multiple trips for one little switch.

If you’re installing a new light fixture, location is everything. One of the most common mistakes is placements behind a door or another odd location. It may not seem like a big deal at the time but when it comes to something you use daily, convenience is everything!


Sustainable Savings

A big mistake is rushing the process and overlooking savings. Don’t miss out on sustainable bathroom solutions. If you’re looking to upgrade your bathroom you may want to take advantage of new faucets, showerheads, and toilets that save water and money. These improvements can pay off big time in the long run!


Ready For Your Next Project? 

Don’t let these fails discourage you from creating your dream home. With some good planning and a great team on your side, you’ll love the process and the results! Interior Excellence LLC has you covered for your New Jersey home renovations. Call us at (908) 218-0200 or contact us for a free quote!