In home remodeling

Remodeling your home can greatly improve its appearance and make it a much better place to reside. However, you need to be careful when undertaking this project. There are some things that you must never do.

Figuring Out Your Budget in the Middle of a Project

You shouldn’t just figure out your project budget after you’ve already started the project. You should already have a budget in mind when planning your project because your contractor needs this information to help you figure out how to make your vision a reality. You need to work out your payment schedule in advance with your contractor as well. This will help keep the project moving forward. We suggest a down payment, another payment as goals are achieved and the balance when the project is completed.


Not Listening to Your Contractor

It’s best to think of your remodeling as your partner and not your employee. Most people in the home improvement industry are passionate about what they do. They take pride in their craftsmanship, and they always seek to do good work. You shouldn’t stay closed off to your remodeling company and their ideas. Frequently communicate with them, and take their ideas into consideration. Chances are, they know how to complete your project in the best way possible.

Expecting Perfection

You won’t change into a hyper-organized version of yourself just because you started a remodeling project. You shouldn’t expect perfection from either yourself or from your project. Setbacks and unexpected challenges can and do occur so you need to plan for them. You should set your expectations and aim to make the most out of every situation.


You can rely on our company for all of your remodeling needs. We are an expert in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, home additions, historic restoration, whole home remodeling and more. Cottage industries utilizes a team-based approach to design by incorporating expertise from many different fields. We have well-defined procedures for each step of our design and build process. Call us at (610) 557-3724 to learn more about our services and products or to request an appointment.