Common Home Renovation Myths That Are Just Plain Wrong
Thursday, August 13, 2020

 In the U.S. 394 billion dollars were spent in 2018 on home improvement.

Are you planning to perform a home renovation sometime soon and are worried about making common mistakes or spending more than you should?

Before you start the home renovation process, make sure you aren't falling for one of these myths.

Myth #1: You Can Do-It-Yourself

Yes, home renovations look easy on TV but some of the more complicated jobs may require assistance from a professional. A few common renovation projects like this would be hanging drywall, installing new kitchen cabinets, or rewiring a home? Professionals do this daily and are well familiarized with the process.

We’re not saying you can’t do it but that, in some instances, you shouldn’t. Hiring a professional for more high-risk complicated work will save you worry and stress in the long haul. 

Myth #2: The Less Expensive Bid is Best

If three renovation experts bid on your bathroom renovation you should get three prices that are relatively the same. No one wants to overpay for a home renovation but if one bid is a lot less it may be a sign.

The last thing you want to do is choose the lowest bid and then end up having to pay even more because of estimate mistakes along the way. Choose a professional team that has experience doing the job you are looking for. You can ask for recommendations from previous clients just to be sure.

Myth #3: A Home Renovation Takes Longer Than Planned

One of the most common myths is that interior renovations take longer than planned. This isn’t the case. You have a right to demand punctuality from your contractors and keep them on time.

Most contractors are very punctual. They want to finish the job so they can move on to the next home improvement project. (That’s how it works!) Having remodeling plans and a little organization makes all the difference.

Talk to your renovators and let them know the scope of the project and your expected schedule. This will help to make sure your project goes well and finishes on time.

When homeowners make changes in the middle of a project is usually what adds time onto the schedule. Keep home improvement ideas to the original plan to minimize the chance of running over schedule.

Myth #4: There Is No Need to Plan

We just touched on this in the last point but we should reiterate the importance of planning. You can’t make up home improvement as you go along.

This is not only important for cost and timeliness but also the overall outcome as well. Many homeowners end up disappointed with last-minute decisions.

It’s a good idea to ask for a copy of the plans from your contractor and keep up with how closely they are being followed. For example, if you have an ideal height for the sink in the bathrooms then it should be set at that height.

Don’t Let a Few Myths Talk You out of a Renovation

A home renovation can add additional value to your home and customize it just the way you like it. Pay no attention to these tall tales next time you are considering a home renovation project.

Contact Cope Construction and Renovation today for the truth about your home renovation and get a quote on your dream renovation project.