Here at Bianco Renovations, your trusted Fairfax home renovations and remodeling contractor, we believe that your renovations should not only be easy, but enjoyable, too! Today we’re going to debunk some of the most common home improvement myths and misconceptions while sharing our tips on what not to do when trying to add value to your home.
- Any remodel is a good remodel, right? Wrong! Not all home improvements are created equal, friends. For example, don’t add something to your home that the next owners will not be able to use. When making a renovation, keep in mind that you might want to sell the place one day.
- The “I can do it by myself” myth. You may be convinced that you can do it just as well as a contractor, but news flash! You likely can’t. Doing it yourself can sometimes save money, but you need to know your limits. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! While there are some low-risk projects that you can tackle yourself, there are many others for which you should seek a professional.
- Pools add value, right? No! This is a common misconception but it’s simply not always true. If every day is summer in your climate and it’s a pool-friendly region, that’s one thing, but if you live in a cooler climate, it could be different story.
- You should follow the latest design trends. False! A lot of homeowners think that it’s a good idea to follow the latest design trends but this is simply not true! Remember that peach textured wallpaper that went out in the 80’s? Yeah, that’s not going to increase your home’s value.