After many years of living in the same house, those four walls can become mundane and outdated. Remodeling may be what you need to do the revive your home and it could be a great way to increase the value of your property! Whether you’re remodeling to renew your home’s lifespan or remodeling to match your preferred style, here are five common myths about home remodeling that you need to know.
Myth #1: Doing it by myself saves me loads of money.
You may 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 professionals. Yes, there are certain aspects of remodeling you can do by yourself, but know your limits. Without proper training, certain construction jobs can cause your DIY remodeling projects to take longer to fix and may end up costing you a pretty penny in the end. It never hurts to ask for help, or seek a professional construction company especially when you’re not exactly sure of what you’re doing.
Myth #2: Adding a pool increases the property value.
A lot of people think that adding a swimming pool to their home will turn it into a guaranteed sell. That’s not always the case. Pools are a ton of work and a long-term responsibility that requires regular maintenance. Additionally, pools are a huge liability and could easily become a money pit. Keep two things in mind when thinking of adding a pool: the buyers and the climate.
Myth #3: Any remodel is a good one.
Keep in mind that not all remodels are equal, so what may look fitting for the bedroom may not be a good style choice to add throughout the whole house. When making renovations, it’s a good idea to keep in mind that you may want to put your home on the market one day. Styling your home with eccentric tastes may not be what buyers are looking for so do your research and know what styles are optimal for your home.
Myth #4: Expensive materials attract more buyers.
Expensive materials bring quality and endurance and may seem like a good idea to increase the value of your home. However, depending on the neighborhood, some value-conscious buyers will prefer a more affordable home. Exterior renovations are a better method to increase curb-appeal, value, and desirability of your home.
Myth #5: Follow design trends.
Many homeowners think it’s a good idea to follow the latest trends in design. However, those trends may not stay trendy forever. The trends of the 80s and 90s brought us textured wallpaper, popcorn ceilings, and an abundance of wooden surfaces. Today, you can see many homes with these trends that appear even more dated and out of style. Plan ahead and prepare for selling your home in the future Adding those vibrant color tiles may have looked pleasing at the time, but with styles changing daily and buyers outlook changing, it’s best to stick with something that is neutral and timeless.
Is it time for you to remodel your home?
If your thinking of remodeling and looking for a professional construction company that can assist you in the planning, and make your dream home come to life than Kassel Construction is the right professionals for the job! Contact us today at (561) 221-2683, or visit our website to see some of our home remodeling projects.