5 Home Renovation Myths

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.