When planning a home remodeling project, you might hear some common myths associated with your projects. It is important to recognize and know these myths when ensuring your home project goes as smoothly as possible. Remodeling may be what you need to do to revive your home and it could be great for increasing home value! Here are four common myths that you need to know.
MYTH #1: ANY REMODEL IS A GOOD ONE.
One important tip to remember is that not all remodels are equal, so what may look right for your home, may not be a good choice to add throughout the whole house. This tip is especially important when planning to sell your home. Choosing to style your home with eccentric tastes may not be what buyers are looking for, so do your research and know what styles are the best for your home.
MYTH #2: DOING IT BY MYSELF SAVES ME LOADS OF MONEY.
You may be handy and be convinced that your construction skills are better than the average contractor, but doing it yourself may end up costing you more money than simply hiring a professional. However, there are simple parts of remodeling you could do by yourself, but it is important to know the limits. Without proper tools, and training, certain construction jobs can cause your DIY project to take longer to fix and may end up costing you way more than you originally had planned. Again, make sure to do your research and hire a professional.
MYTH #3: FOLLOW DESIGN TRENDS.
Many homeowners have the belief that it is a good idea to follow the latest trends they see online or on TV. However, there is a high chance that these trends will not stay “trendy” forever. For example, the trends of textured wallpaper, an abundance of wooden surfaces, and popcorn ceilings in the 80s and 90s might send you running if you saw these in a home today. Be sure to plan ahead and consult a design professional, if needed. Always thinking like you are planning to put your home on the market helps you to stay neutral and pick design concepts that everyone will like.
MYTH #4: EXPENSIVE MATERIALS ATTRACT MORE BUYERS.
Expensive material does bring endurance and quality and may seem like a good idea to increase the value of your home. Nonetheless, depending on the neighborhood, some value-conscious buyers will prefer a more affordable home. Exterior renovations are a better method to increase curb appeal, desirability, and value of your home.