Hiccups are inevitable due to the many moving pieces and unforeseen occurrences during a renovation project – often leading to delays and unexpected costs.
After learning about the 4 common renovation hiccups below, you will see why hiring a credible Interior Designer (ID) can help you prevent them.
1. Structural Issues
An experienced ID may be able to anticipate or mitigate such issues but at times, they only surface when hacking works commences.
For example, after hacking down a wall between rooms, you discover that the flooring is unlevel; causing additional rectification works.
2. Delays of materials and supplies
This could be anything from shipment delay, fabrication hiccup or even insufficient stocks.
3. Overworked sub-contractors or manpower shortages
This can be anticipated beforehand, and a credible ID would be upfront about the project timeline.
Exceptions: In certain circumstances, it might be out of your ID’s control as they are ultimately under the mercy of the sub-contractors who are executing the works.
4. Rectification Works
It would be prudent to add a 1-2 weeks buffer to your project timeline to account for any rectifications needed.
Again, a credible ID would be proactive in visiting the renovation site regularly to ensure everything run smoothly and even perform a defect check before handing over your completed home.