Now that spring is here, many homeowners are considering taking on a remodel. There are two reasons a family chooses to make changes to their current home. The first is that the home is no longer functioning for them and they want to add elements to help alleviate this issue. The other reason is to add value for when they decide to sell.
Large or small, home projects can add value to your home when done right. Consider doing your research to see where you should spend your hard earned money before you start.
Here are 4 remodeling myths that you should consider before diving into your next project:
Myth #1: Any type of remodeling project adds resale value: Some Vancouver homeowners believe that any improvement project is a good one. Even though many remodels can benefit your family, they are not all created equal. For example, adding a racquetball court in your home might add value to you, but it probably won’t for the home’s next owner.
Myth #2: I can do all of the renovations myself: You might be sure of your abilities to do the entire project yourself, but be careful. Unless you are a contractor yourself or are highly trained in home remodeling, you should probably consider finding someone you can trust to help. Doing it yourself can sometimes save you money, but it is important to be realistic about your limits. That said, there are some low-risk projects that homeowners can take on themselves (like painting or tiling), but consider leaving the tricky ones to a professional.
Myth #3: Pools always add resale value: Swimming pools and hot tubs sure are nice. That said, not all perspective home buyers want one in their yard. Location is probably the most important aspect to adding a pool. In locations where every day is summer, a pool is almost a must have. On the other hand, if you are in a cooler or rainy climate, the addition of a pool could actually harm the value of your home.
Myth #4: Always follow the current design trends and styles: Many homeowners aimlessly follow the current trends, thinking that they are a sure bet. The difficult part of this is, that it is almost impossible to know what is a trend that will quickly fade away and what is going to stick around for years to come. Your best bet is to consider a timeless and classic style, so that no matter what happens with the trends, your home will always be considered “in style.”
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