Common Myths About Home Remodeling

by | Jan 22, 2021

Getting the most out of their property is every homeowner’s dream. Therefore, they consider home remodeling projects in a bid to add value to their property. Sure, there’s always something you could change about home, hence the need for renovations. However, before you embark on a remodeling project, understand that there are some common misconceptions. Everyone has an opinion, and they may want theirs to prevail over yours. It is often hard to tell myths apart from facts. Here are home remodeling myths that could come your way.


Myth 1: You get all spent on home-improvement when you sell

Homeowners can get some return on their home improvements. However, the percentage that comes back depends on your home value, project quality, and possibly the clients involved. You may expect high returns on a kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, and a roof replacement.


Myth 2: Use the materials you can afford

If you consider this objectively, it is better to go for quality. Although money determines a lot in any home remodeling project, you may not need high-end materials. The ideal approach is to contact a real estate agent that will guide you on what to do. Make sure the agent has a record of renovation projects and customers who have worked with them. You want to estimate the total cost and stay in your budget range as much as possible.


Myth 3: You don’t need permits for Remodeling work.

Indeed, home renovations can be surface changes, fixing a mold issue, or working on building design. However, assuming that you need no permits could be fatal. For example, a city inspector may ask for a work permit and order the demolition if you can’t provide one. There is a building code, and you should not fault it.  Of course, minor works may not require a permit, but a major addition like plumbing does require one. Fortunately, a contractor can handle the permits hence saving cost and time. 


Myth 4: You don’t necessarily need a professional

How can your investment run on a hand deal or word of mouth? It is simply not ideal. A home improvement project can only thrive with the efforts of professionals. Hiring contractors will save you money because you’re sure of work quality. You could do a rain check on the contractor with your local government to ensure their certification and satisfy your expectations. Creating a remodeling budget, contacting companies and other people can also be handled by professionals. 

Conclusion

Knowing the several myths related to project management will the smart homeowner make better choices for their homes. It will also help protect their investment and improve resale value.

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