Remodeling takes a massive leap of faith. It means trusting that there’s a way to make things better. It’s a plunge into chaos with the belief that things will come together on the other end. With that said, let’s debunk some remodeling myths.
Remodeling is Easy
Remodeling isn’t for the faint at heart. We’re talking demolition before anything resembling anything will come out on the other side. So make no mistake about it – it’s not easy. We’re opening up walls that likely haven’t been open since original construction. And depending on the age of the house, there’s no telling what we’ll find on the other side!
You Don’t Need a Professional
For some remodeling projects, maybe not. But let’s just borrow from the words of Tom Hanks in “A League of Their Own…” “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard… is what makes it great.”
Go With the Lowest Bid
Lower isn’t better. It’s no secret that remodeling can be expensive, but going the cheapest route doesn’t mean you’ll save money. In fact, in many instances, going with the lowest bid can end up costing more money when you hire someone who isn’t fully skilled or equipped to deal with the curve balls that may come up.
Cheaper Cabinets Won’t Matter
Again, we’re back to that price issue, and we know that it’s crucial to be budget-conscious when remodeling a home. But just as a $15 pair of shoes will wear out much faster than a $65 pair – so will kitchen cabinets. You have to take into account the durability of a product and decide how long you want the products you choose to last.
Remodels Never Stay on Budget
It’s a bit of an unfair stereotype in the industry, but for a good contractor (like Lael Homes), a budget is generally realistic. The costs generally go up for one of three reasons (or a combination thereof): 1) A contractor who didn’t prepare a contract based on all the supplies and behind-the-scenes components that were needed; 2) A surprise when a wall is opened up, and some structural repair work needs to be addressed; or 3) A homeowner changes their mind.
Remodels Never Stay on Schedule
Again, another unfair stereotype in the industry. And depending on the type of remodel, there may be some truth. After all, we can’t do construction in the rain. But a good contractor (again, like Lael Homes) has every detail planned out with the intent to stay on budget and stay on schedule. We know that our clients want their home back as quickly as possible.
Lael Homes has decades of experience in kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, home additions, and custom builds. Contact us today to discuss your project!