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4 Home Renovation and Remodel Myths

Before you begin a home renovating venture, how about we discard some common myths that many remodelers get suckered into? There’s probably already a lot going through your head; in this case, there is no compelling reason to overcomplicate things by building and wasting your time doing things that you don’t need when trying to add value to your Houston TX home.

Highlighted below are common home renovation and remodel myths:

“Styling is the way to go”

Renovating as per current trends appears to be reasonable, however, always remember your long haul viewpoint. If you love your home and never plan on moving, then redesign it the way you like. But if you want to move out someday, there’s a possibility that your preferred current trend will have run its course by the time you list your home for sale. If you are rebuilding for the present and the future, be careful when selecting colors and materials for major home fixings, like flooring.

“I can do the complete remodeling alone”

Try not to lose track of what’s most important. A redesigning venture is very specific; you don’t want to destroy it by trying something you don’t have experience in. The greater part of the redesign is most likely best left to experts. In reality, there are a few things you will certainly be able to do on your own, however, the full-on installation of expensive things like a new deck or new ledges should be taken care of by a specialist. 

“A remodel will without a doubt add value to my home”

There is no guarantee that a remodel will add value to your Houston TX home. It depends on the materials you currently have and the ones you plan to use for the remodel. Changing your living room floor from carpet to hardwood will add value; however, changing from hardwood to granite might not add value. Also, you just don’t know what materials will be in high demand at the time you sell your home. Ultimately, it’s best to redesign with consistent flooring materials like hardwood and marble, and countertops materials like quartz and marble.

“A pool will enhance the value of my home”

Pools are dangerous, that is about the most ideal way we can summarize it. Assuming you are reading this article from your Houston, TX home, a pool is more secure for you than it is for a mortgage holder in Minnesota. The explanation being, Houston, TX climate clings to pool usage for most of the year.

A pool is not something to include in your backyard for the purpose of increasing your home’s value. Rather, you should install a pool for personal, family, or guest entertainment purposes if you wish to do so. That way you get your money’s worth while you have it. In the end, it may add value, but don’t get your hopes up too high.

“Interior upgrades are more important than exterior ones”

Upgrades to your home interior can make a significant change, but so can outdoor upgrades. Keep in mind the importance of a first impression. If you put up your home for sale, the initial step to reeling buyers in is a first impression. Improvements such as adding bedrock over soil or creating a stone path can entice buyers. Also, something as simple as repainting your front door can be a worthy upgrade. Luckily, outdoor improvements are far easier and cheaper than indoor improvements.

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