Home Renovation Myths

With home renovations, there are myths you should take into consideration before beginning. We’re breaking some of these myths down today so that you can avoid catastrophe.

Frequently, a misconception is that you can simply add the cost of the renovations to your price tag. While this idea may make seller’s happy, it’s simply not true. Some renovations you make to your home can very well be an expectation of buyers in the market. Therefore, if you charge more for something that should already be there they’ll probably walk away.

Something that’s incredibly important to know before making renovations is that permits are not optional. Knowing this can save you a great deal of stress further down the road. If you make renovations while lacking a permit, it’s very likely that you can be required to undo all the changes and do it the right way, all the while paying for all of these costs. Some people believe it’s cheaper to do it yourself, but we can not stress how untrue this is. Only, and only if, you’re an experienced professional should you complete home renovations yourself. You should always hire someone to do the job so that you don’t have to retrace your steps and pay for the damages to be repaired.

A common misconception is that repairs are cheaper than replacement. In no way is this true. While yes, some repairs are temporary fixes, others would be cheaper to replace. You should always speak with a professional as to what can be repaired versus replaced.