Common Myths when Renovating a House

Renovating your home is a great opportunity to make improvements and help make your perfect home. However, many different myths put people off or give them the wrong information about projects. So, to make sure you have the right information, here are the most common myths about renovating a house.

Any Home Renovating WILL add Value...?

Most people seem to believe that any type of home renovating is automatically going to increase the value of your home, which is just wrong. The majority of people will put in a large amount of money into their projects and the value of your home won’t increase.

You must consider how a potential buyer would see your house. For example, if you already have 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and decide to add another bedroom, this will not add as much value, as if you were to add another bathroom.

You need to consider whether your project is to increase the comfort of your home or increase the value… If you decide to combine two bedrooms to make a large one will that add any value? Or you decide to break a wall down in the kitchen, but it took out storage space did that add value?

Overall, you must consider whether the renovating decision you make, will work against you in the future. As it might increase your home comfort for now, but a future buyer might see it differently.

Always go for Interior Cosmetic Improvements...?

When you think of home renovating you automatically assume that it’s going to be the interior of the house, as you may think this is the most beneficially to make improvements, this is incorrect.

Both interior and exterior are important but often people forget about updating the exterior of their homes. The exterior of your home highlights how well your home is maintained. You should be looking to make exterior improvements to areas such as, your roof because although a brand-new bathroom design sounds like a big seller, you will find a potential buyer will care more about a new maintained roof.

We understand it can be a difficult decision deciding where to invest your money in your home but there are certain areas where you can never go wrong. Such as attic insulation, roof and gutter system, and window repairs.

Overall, you will find that this improves the functionality and the value of your home, not to mention it giving your home a fresh look. So, you shouldn’t always look to make interior and exterior improvements when it comes to renovating, and decide the which one requires more beneficial work.

You can Do It Yourself...?

Male plumber and female customer in the kitchen

Even if you are quite handy with tools and have some knowledge of what you’re doing, you should not try and complete a DIY job that’s way too much work, you should always hire a professional for the big jobs.

Most people believe that it is much cheaper to do it yourself however, the reality is that it’s more time consuming and expensive. A professional team is a much better option. Although you may believe that it is more expensive, in reality, it’s much cheaper than if you were to attempt the job yourself.

Furthermore, by a professional tradesman, the work will be completed at an extremely high standard, and you will not have to worry about the build at all. Even when it comes to simple jobs, you doing it yourself could result in a mistake which is going to result in more damage, and more money to fix. 

Overall, picking the easier option of a professional is the more intelligent decision, as the misconception of you saving money is wrong in the long run. Ans why increase your stress and consume your time when you can sit back and relax while your perfect build is being completed.

You’ll have to MOVE OUT of your HOME until the BUILD IS COMPLETE....?

Many homeowners believe the misconception that as soon as the project begins, they will be unable to live in their home. This is understandable as there will be a lot of foot traffic and equipment, however this is rarely the case.

You will find that tradesmen are very accustomed to working in limited space and often will work around the occupants especially as they are the ones funding the project. Tradespeople will not need access to your entire home just the sections on which they need to do work.

Furthermore, you will find that workers will discuss with you before starting the job, all the details such as when to expect workers in your home. The benefit of this is that your ability to then plan your schedule and make any arrangements if need be.

Projects will always RUN LONGER and will be MORE COSTLY than expected...?

Renovating projects will take time and obviously,  some costly and will take a large amount of planning, research, and countless quotes. But without taking these steps, you wont find the best tradesperson for your project. It’s very important to hire professionals and before the beginning of any work they will discuss your expectations and budget. They will inspect the property to determine any materials which are needed and calculate a time scale of how long the job will be.

The experience of these professionals will mean they are good at estimating time and cost, obviously not to say surprises never happen, they do. However, as professionals you will be kept informed if they are changes to the schedule due to unexpected problems. In conclusion, projects won’t run longer or cost more if you make sure you hire professionals who will take their time and listen to your needs.

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