5 Renovation Myths Debunked

By Floor & Decor

A home renovation is daunting, but with a little preparation, you’ll find the results are worth it in the end. Before you start your demo, we’re here to set the record straight about a few common renovation myths, so you can set sail on a smooth project.

Myth #1: You Can Complete a Renovation in a Weekend

It’s easy to get ahead of yourself when you’re excited about a renovation, or even excited to get it over with. Regardless of how you feel, it is important to not rush the process. Projects differ in time and difficulty, so ensure you are taking your time with each step and making thoughtful decisions to lessen the chances of costly mistakes. Confidence in your material selection is also key. Try our [Visualizer](https://www.flooranddecor.com/visualizeit) tool to help envision your space.

Myth #2: Do It Yourself to Save Money

The first question people jump to when they have a project is whether or not they can tackle it themselves. While the steps may seem straightforward, a lengthy job could prove to be too challenging. Another thing to consider is the cost of construction materials you will need when going the DIY route. Most often, licensed professionals already have the tools needed for the job. Consider the investment in tools and time versus the cost of a professional contractor who has the know-how, tools, and access to materials to get the job done right.

Myth #3: Permits Aren’t Needed

Depending on the job, a permit may be necessary to renovate your home. While it differs from state to state, and even city to city, it’s a good idea to review your local city codes and regulations before starting your project. If you are required to obtain a permit and don’t, you could be fined for your work, adding undue cost to your home project and a halt in progress.

Myth #4: It Costs Less to Fix Something

Sure, it may cost lest to repair something now, but if it continues to cause trouble, at what point do constant repairs cost more than a total replacement. As time goes on, repair to old materials may not result in long-term reliability.

Myth #5: Paint Fixes Everything

While paint can be a useful tool in covering blemishes, it shouldn’t always be the go-to. It’s important to use reliable materials to ensure the longevity of your repairs. Band aiding a problem only prolongs the issue. Not to mention, improper repairs can affect the resale value of your home.

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