There are so many myths about planning a remodel that we’d love to debunk. From HGTV shows to online “experts,” we repeatedly hear outdated advice that our clients have received.
Here are a few remodeling myths to get us started.
Myth #1: You need to get 3 contractor bids.
First, it’s more important to create a relationship and trust who’s in your home rather than whether or not you’re getting the lowest price. Make sure you interview for fit and personality, and make sure you’re comfortable working together. Figure out who you want to work with before investing the time and money to get a bid. You get what you pay for, and a low bid doesn’t mean it’s going to be a good job. You can’t put a price tag on peace of mind. In the end, trust your gut and work with people you are confident will do an excellent job for you. If you need help deciding, read client reviews, review their portfolio of work, and meet several team members.
Myth #2: You must know design.
Not true! You don’t have to be the expert. We rely on doctors, lawyers, and hairstylists for their experience and personalized service. View your remodeling project through the same lens. Rely on our team’s professional expertise throughout each phase of planning, design, and construction. Remodeling and home building is a collaborative experience that requires mutual trust for a successful project.
Myth #3: The internet is the source of all answers.
False! Anyone can make a top 10 list of the best products, post videos to YouTube, or recycle lousy advice. Therefore, just because something appears on the internet does not mean it’s right. Hands-on experience from a professional craftsman surpasses a blogger’s ability to copy and paste and show up on a Google search. Beware of the power of the digital world and rely on your team’s industry experience to know what to do on your home remodeling project.
If you’re looking to start planning for a remodeling project or custom home build and need some expert advice to get started, reach out to our team to discuss your project.