Common Myths About Home Remodeling

Just because your coworker says it, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true.

When it comes to home remodeling, there’s a lot of information to be found. Almost as soon as you mention you’d like to remodel your home or part of your home, friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors are eager to offer insights from their own experiences or something they read online. Unfortunately, without doing your own research, you might fall prey to misinformation about home remodeling. A few myths are so common in discussions of remodeling that they’ve even been taken as fact. Here are some of the ones we hear the most:

It’s Cheaper to DIY Remodel

This myth sounds like it could be true, which is why it’s such a common myth in the realm of home remodeling. If you do your remodeling project yourself, you don’t have to pay for the labor of a remodeling team. You only have to buy the materials. However, remodeling projects can be time consuming, which could mean you have to take time away from your own job, not to mention your personal life. There’s also a greater risk of accident in amateur remodeling projects. Even professionals have accidents sometimes, damaging property or even injuring themselves. The difference is these professionals are often insured, so you as the homeowner won’t be held liable. The same can’t be said if you take the project on yourself.

It’s certainly true enough that remodeling can be expensive, whether you hire a professional or choose to do it yourself. The good news is, professional remodeling companies like MBC Remodeling tend to also offer financing, which can make the cost more manageable.

You Should Always Go With the Trends

If you want a home that keeps up with the current design trends, and you personally enjoy those trends, then by all means make your remodel as trendy as you’d like. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that trends change — and rapidly. What’s trendy this year may be considered outdated by this time next year, and you’re likely going to have to live with this space for more than a year. Unless you’re planning to move in the next year, a trendy remodel isn’t likely to guarantee buyers will be interested in your home. You can look up articles predicting trends to come in the next year, but as a general rule, it’s better to find a design style that youlove and a remodeling company that can execute it beautifully.

All Remodeling Adds Home Value

One of the major reasons for a home remodel is to add value, but not all remodeling will achieve this, and certainly not all to the same effect. For instance, turning the guest bedroom into a home office or a gym — or combining two smaller bedrooms — could be what you need while you live in the house, and that’s a valid reason for a remodel. Future buyers, however, will see one less bedroom and won’t be inclined to pay extra just because there’s a home gym or one of the bedrooms is large. To make remodeling changes designed to boost your home value, you’ll need to do research on the housing market around you and what’s most likely to offer a good ROI.At MBC Remodeling, we’re happy to dispel any myths and answer any questions you might have about home remodeling. Contact us today for more information or a free estimate.

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