Remodeling Myths You Need to Stop Believing

If you’ve lived years and years in the same house, after a time, those 4 walls feel like they’re closing in on you.

You want something new, something refreshing to look at and so, you start planning a home remodel to give your home the pick-me-up it needs. Not only do home remodels give your house an instant facelift, but they also increase the structure’s lifespan and the value of the property.

But since most homeowners don’t take up extensive home remodels every year, it’s no surprise that when they do, they’re likely to believe a long list of myths. Here are a few home remodeling myths that you need to stop believing before you plan your remodel project:

Myth: You’ll Get Back All The Money You Put In When You Sell

This is a really common misconception among many homeowners. They tend to believe that they can tack on the total cost of the home improvement project onto the price tag when they sell the home.

So if they spent $15,000 on a garage conversion, they’ll add it to the final asking price. But that’s not quite how it works.

A lot of people overprice their house when selling and it ends up just sitting on the market. So don’t expect a dollar-for-dollar return on your remodeling project. You can expect to see a certain percentage of ROI on your project.

Myth: Getting Permits is Optional

Getting permits seems like a great deal of hassle, and sometimes it is. But permits exist to protect the homeowner.

If you’re caught undertaking a home remodeling project without having acquired the proper permit, you risk facing hefty fines and even undoing the work done altogether.

No matter what the scale of the project is, always check with your local authorities to see if the remodeling project requires a permit.

Myth: It’s Just Cheaper to DIY

You may be able to handle a few minor remodeling tasks around the house but when it comes to a full-scale home remodeling project, it’s better to stick with a pro who knows what they’re doing.

There are a number of DIY perils you can get yourself into. Not only will you risk hurting yourself or others, but it’ll also end up costing you even more if you have to hire a professional to fix the DIY mess.

Myth: Any Remodel Project Will Add Value

A lot of homeowners tend to assume that just any remodel project can add value to their house. But when remodeling, you should always do it keeping in mind whether a future buyer would want to buy a house with those features; even if you’re not selling right now.

Adding expensive and extravagant light fixture or a game room might seem like a good idea now, but it might hinder you from selling your house in the future.

About Oakridge Remodeling

Oakridge Remodeling comprises of remodeling specialists serving the greater Regina area. With a number of bathroom and kitchen remodels, as well as other interior renovations to our name, we provide quality services with exceptional project completion times.

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