5 Common Myths of Home Remodeling

Remodelling your home has additional advantages in adding longevity and aesthetic enhancements. However, home remodeling is surrounded by a lot of controversies and myths.
March 27, 2019
Construction

Are you tired of looking at the same old house everyday? Maybe it's time to remodel your house!

Remodeling your house will help you stay up-to-date to home design trends available and it will also add value to your property. Furthermore, unseen damages in your property will be fixed, extending the longevity of your hard-earned home. While renovating your house is good, a lot of homeowners prevent to do so because of the controversies and myths surround this topic.

In this article, we'll talk about the 5 most common myths of home remodeling.

Myth #1: DIY costs less than a renovation done by an expert.

Generally, people think that DIY projects are meant to reduce your expenses and keep the work at low budget. However, this is not the case for home remodels especially if you lack the necessary knowledge in constructing and renovating. You may experience challenges and mistakes in the process which will haunt you later, forcing you to ask help from professionals.

With a home remodeling professional, you will get the value out of your budget and save more in the long run. With an expert, you can be sure of the work quality and that there will be no problems in the near future. Furthermore, professionals are capable of working more efficiently and they have the right and necessary tools and equipment for home reconstruction.

Hiring professionals are costly up front, hence we've written an article about cost of rebuilding a house in Singapore. It's a short read but it will provide you more knowledge of the total expenses you will incur on renovation projects.

Myth #2: Addition of swimming pools increases the property's value.

When people think of properties with swimming pools, they always think that the value of the property is high. Yes, it may be true. But when thinking of remodeling your house to add a swimming pool, it will cost you more up front and it will take a lot of effort and time to recover from its expenses. Why? Because swimming pools need a lot of maintenance and homeowners would have a hard time keeping up with the demands of it.

So before adding a pool in your property, consider all the factors that may relate to it such as building cost, maintenance fees, etc.

Myth #3: All home remodels are good.

This is clearly false. Not all home remodels are good especially if homeowners did not consider talking to experts before starting the project. When renovating your home, take a look at the different rooms and identify the needs of each area. Then consult this with real estate agents, home inspectors, appraisers or contractors to identify if these upgrade ideas are good and beneficial for your property in the long run.

Myth #4: Expensive remodels can attract buyers faster.

There is this thing that we call over improvement. This happens when home owners install top of the line materials or fixtures that are more expensive than those that comparable properties have in the neighborhood. Expensive remodels are unlikely to increase your property value beyond lower cost remodels.

When you decide to sell your property, home buyers will offer to pay what they think is reasonable for your neighborhood and not about the materials and fixtures used when you remodeled your house. However, if you decide to sell your property based on an expensive remodel, you could be waiting for a longer time and attracting buyers slower.

Myth #5: Keeping up with the design trends.

Most homeowners are carried away by the need to follow the latest home design trends. The fashion of the early '90s and '80s brought up the textured wallpapers, a lot of wooden surfaces, and popcorn ceilings which are still in fashion. Lately, there have been a lot of new home design trends but It doesn't mean that you have to follow every trend as they come. When you follow the trends you become unsatisfied with what your current décor.

When you decide to remodel, stick to simple renovations that are unique and timeless.

Work With an Experienced Contractor

Are you ready to renovate your home or a room? Work with a quality, trusted and experienced contractor. Contact ColeBuild Pte. Ltd. for quality work and to get started with your home improvement projects in Singapore.

Related article: Tips to Follow and Mistakes to Avoid for Home Remodeling First-Timers

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