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Five Common New Homeowner Mistakes

You've just purchased a new home. Congratulations. If you are considering renovation and remodeling projects, planning is everything. Poor execution can derail or delay a homeowner's opportunity to enjoy a new home to the fullest. Here are five mistakes and how to avoid them.

Purchasing furniture in advance. This may result in space that is overstuffed. Proper planning and measuring is critical to creating a successful floor plan.

Reserving renovations and repairs after move-in. Renovations, repairs and painting are best executed prior to moving in. This will avoid disruptions of your everyday life. Whenever possible, move into your new home after renovations are completed.

Not spending time in a home at different times of the day before moving in. Different times of the day can cast different temperatures and light. Before picking a paint color, observe the light in your new home at different times of day. Building a deck? Observe how light casts onto your location to make sure you will experience the desired amount of shade and/or sun.

Not having tghe proper outdoor equipment. From lawn mowers and tractors to equipment for weeds, shrubs and brush, you'll want to make sure you have the right equipment to properly maintain your home and yard. 

Not allocating space based on your family's needs and lifestyle. Just because the previous owner used a bedroom as the hobby room or home office doesn't mean you have to. Evaluate your home based on your own needs for funtionality and lifestyle and reallocate spaces accordingly.


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