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May 11, 2016

Some Home Improvement Myths You May Have Believed

Not every home remodeling project is going to be beneficial for your home. They could just end up making you spend a lot of money and time on something that you could have lived without. Here are a few myths with regard to home improvement which most people tend to believe:

Some Home Improvement Myths You May Have Believed

Customized features

A lot of people believe that adding a personal touch to their home is going to help raise its market value. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case with each and every home. Not everyone would like to have a huge pool in the back. So before you decide to add personal touches, make sure they are in demand.

Do-it-Yourself

Hiring a contractor is a costly affair no doubt. But sometimes, it is the right thing to do. Unfortunately, most people think that they can go about renovating their home on their own. This is why many homeowners who take a DIY approach end up facing a lot of trouble most of the time and eventually have to call in a professional anyway. There is a reason contractor’s charge top dollar for these jobs. They have the knowledge and experience to make sure they do a good job.

Design trends will help sell your home

This isn’t true. Chances are, they will help your house get attention on the market for a few months but when the trend changes, you will be right back where you started. It’s more important to focus on timeless designs which will appeal to most buyers. Use neutral colors or add a garden to your home.

Renewable energy

Even though renewable energy technology like solar panels, geothermal plants and windmills are great tax deductibles not everyone is willing to pay thousands of dollars just in order to have a tax deductible home which will save on their monthly bills. It’s important that they are given an option to opt out of using these renewable energy technologies.

High quality materials to guarantee buyers

Again, this isn’t really true. Home buyers are always on the lookout for something that is practical and worth their money. High quality materials will help ensure your home remains sturdy for sure but they will not help increase its value as much. Like always, demand will determine price, not the building material.

Paint can’t solve everything

Some homeowners believe that paint is the perfect solution when they can’t afford repairs. But using paint to cover up repairs that may be needed actually violates disclosure laws in many states.

Turn your garage into a living room

This doesn’t help at all. In fact, it could have the opposite effect completely especially on buyers who would want to park their vehicles in the garage. If you do choose to go ahead with this project, ensure that the space can be converted back into a garage easily if required.

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