Before you decide to take on a remodeling project on your own, it might be best to dispel some myths about remodeling projects. The better informed you are prior to taking on a remodel, the better prepared you will be, and the more likely you are to see the results you envision.
Following Design Trends
It’s tempting to follow the latest housing trend and add a specific color or feature to your home that might modernize it. Most trends only stay popular for a small moment, however, before other trends replace them. Blindly following trends can cost you money on an addition that will date your home years from now. Always focus on durability and timelessness instead.
Adding a Pool
Most people believe that adding a swimming pool will increase their home value. This is probably true for people living in areas with a warmer climate. For everyone else, pools are often unappealing because they require extensive maintenance work that most owners aren’t willing to do. Installing a pool often costs more money than it’s worth.
Any Remodel Adds Value
Not every single remodel will automatically add value to your home. Some materials may be more expensive than the return on the investment will show, or certain home additions may price you out of comparable homes in your neighborhood. Conduct research on return of investment (ROI) for each remodel and investigate rival homes in your neighborhood before you start a remodel.
DIY To Save Money
Some people truly believe that they’ll spare expenses by performing remodels themselves. While you can handle some minor upgrades, repairs, and touch-ups, a professional group should handle larger remodeling projects. They have more expertise on what to do and will use the right tools for the job. In addition, their knowledge allows them to complete remodels faster, safer, and with the most efficient materials. You’ll likely end up saving money and get to enjoy your home sooner by requesting help.
Do you want to enjoy the benefits of professional home remodeling? Contact DESIGNFirst Builders today for a free consultation with our trained staff to discuss your remodeling project.