As the United States housing stock ages remodeling is becoming an increasingly popular trend. Whether you are interested in updating your kitchen, bringing more natural light into your living space or creating a fresh new look, renovations can help add personal character to your homes and, in some cases, increase the home’s retail value. However, before undertaking a remodeling project there are some common myths that must first be busted!
MYTH #1: HIRING A CONTRACTOR IS AN UNNECESSARY EXPENSE
Regardless of your project size, involving an experienced and knowledgeable professional can help to take the stress out of renovations. Contractors can actually save project funds by helping homeowners to find the most efficient and affordable renovation options. In addition, even the most skilled do-it-yourself home improvement enthusiast is bound to break or damage something during demolition. A trained contractor cannot only minimize the possibility of damage, but is responsible for repairing any damages if they do occur.
MYTH #2: I CAN SAVE MONEY BY PURCHASING THE CHEAPEST PROJECT MATERIALS AVAILABLE
In actuality the old adage, “You get what you pay for,” is often true in the world of home improvement. Purchasing quality construction materials is often worth the initial investment and will ultimately be more cost effective than inferior materials that quickly need to be replaced or repaired. In addition, most contractors have established relationships with material manufacturers and suppliers allowing them to take advantage of deeper discounts to pass onto their clients.
MYTH #3: I CAN ALWAYS ADD TO MY DESIGN LATER
While most plans can ultimately be revised, bringing cable, electrical outlets, or additional lighting into a room is much more convenient and cost effective if done as part of a home’s initial design. A contractor can help to guide you through the renovation process and make minor changes or suggestions to your remodelling plans that can help to make your space more functional as well as more cost effective.
To learn more about the benefits of renovation and remodeling with a licensed contractor contact Excel Builders MN!