The best approach to all home renovations is the informed one. Be wise with your renovation and reap the ROI. Here are five myths to be aware of.
Myth #1: All home improvements provide a dollar-for-dollar return on investment (ROI).
In reality, you usually only get back a percentage of what you spend.
Myth #2: Permits aren't necessary.
Not true. Check your city or county website for details on permits required in your area.
Myth #3: DIY is a great way to save.
What if your project ends up being too complicated for your skill set? It could be even more expensive to hire a pro to fix what went wrong than to hire a pro in the first place.
Myth #4: Temporary or partial repairs will provide the long-term answer.
Many DIY repairs aren't covered by a warranty, which can be a deal-breaker when it comes time to sell your home.
Myth #5: The latest trend will always be popular.
Trends are eye-catching, but some may go out of style just as quickly as they came in style. It pays to stick with timeless designs.