For many of us home remodeling is not an everyday procedure. With the rapid spread of information in today’s digital world it’s easy to become misinformed about the things we are less familiar with. Before you get started on your summer remodeling it’s important to keep a few things in mind. Here are a few common misconceptions about home remodeling to help guide you through the process of transforming your old home into a modern day castle.
Myth #1: Home Maintenance is Remodeling
Replacing dilapidated items such as carpets, countertops, plumbing, wiring, roofing, or floor covers is home maintenance. What’s the distinction? Damaged parts of your home require maintenance regardless. Not properly maintaining your home could prove especially costly in the future. A true remodel gives the dated pieces of your home a fresh face and added value.
Myth #2: Doing It Yourself Always Saves Money
The old adage, “You get what you pay for,” is true for just about everything, including home remodeling. When you undertake a do it yourself project you are shouldering all of the associated risks yourself, and any mistakes could prove costly. A professional remodeler knows the latest trends and will be able to assist their clients in finding the most cost efficient solutions for their needs. Furthermore, professional remodelers have pre built relations with subcontractors and manufacturers that can give discounted rates. With a professional remodeler you can rest easy knowing that if something doesn’t get done right the first time, it will get redone.
Myth #3: Find the Lowest Bidder
Remodeling projects can be expensive, so it makes sense to try and sort out the best deal. However, the cheapest option is not always the most painless. A successful remodeling project demands good communication with your contractor, so finding someone you can build a good relationship with is important. You want to be able to be as open, honest and comfortable as you can with your remodeler. A professional remodeler should be able to share in your vision, and the more input you give the more likely your remodeler can meet or exceed your expectations.
Put Your Remodeling Ideas Into Action with C.C. Dietz
Looking to upgrade your home with a fresh summer remodeling? Contact C.C. Dietz! If you’re ready to get started on your next remodeling project, we’re here to help from planning to installation. If you’d like to schedule a free consultation, please contact us by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.