More homeowners plan to spruce up their homes this year, but a lot of things can go wrong—particularly financially—when setting out to do a home remodel. More than a quarter of home renovation projects go over budget.

Some of the biggest budget breakers for owners completing a home renovation project, according to a new infographic from Job Site Image, a company that offers construction photo documentation, are:

  1. Choosing more expensive products or materials;
  2. Products or services were more costly than expected;
  3. Deciding to change the project scope or design;
  4. Project was more complex than expected;
  5. Discovering unexpected construction-related issues.

To help your clients avoid costly mistakes, make sure they do plenty of prep work, take a full assessment of the home and its walls, and consult a professional when necessary. 

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