Biggest Fixer Upper Mistakes to Avoid

Fixer upper homes require more planning than homes that are move-in ready from the real estate market, which is the reason many homeowners choose to go the buy to renovate route. These renovations allow homeowners to get everything on your personal wish list. However, without this careful planning, mistakes can be made.

To avoid the pitfalls of making mistakes with your fixer upper, we’ve compiled a list of common mistakes homeowners make after purchasing their renovation-ready home.

Below are the biggest fixer upper mistakes to avoid.


Your overall budget is key in making your fixer upper work for your specific situation. If you overpay for the fixer upper home, there won’t be enough room in the budget for renovations. Knowing the renovation costs upfront allows you to make the best offer on the property and avoids overpaying. Having a construction expert in your corner during this phase allows you to make the most informed decision.

Doing It Yourself

Major home renovations are not a DIY job. Leave the renovations to the experts to get the end result you really want. Rest assured, when choosing Center Island Contracting as your builders, your home is in good hands. We have over 25 years in the construction industry, 100’s of successful builds, a stellar reputation, industry awards & honors, and numerous magazine published projects.

Underestimating the Process

Don’t underestimate the renovation process. We will streamline it to make it as seamless as possible, but there are still moving parts that require time. With that said, working with Renovation Realty means working with one team of professionals that simplify, streamline, and provide creative solutions from beginning to end.

High Expectations

Fixer uppers are more complicated than your typical new construction home or home remodel project. Don’t have high expectations for everything to go smoothly. There will be bumps in the road, but having Renovation Realty in your corner makes it much easier to get back on track. Getting your ideal forever home in your desired location makes everything worth it.


Our qualified professional remodeling team can assist you in creating the home remodel of your dreams on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island. We are your local realtor, designer and contractor of choice in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc. For more information on our Long Island-based remodeling contractors, book an appointment today!


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your forever home is a daunting and overwhelming task, involving dozens of professions and services.

By working with ONE TEAM of professionals we are able to simplify, steamline, and provide creative solutions from beginning to end.