Home Renovations: Why DIY Isn't Always Best

Home renovations can be a great way to give your house a fresh look without having to change zip codes. But even small projects can have a huge impact on your daily routine, your wallet, and your sanity. In order for you and your family to survive your next remodeling project, here are a few basic things to consider.

"Improvements" Don't Always Pay Off

As a Custom Home Builder, we believe in making your home everything you want it to be. Most homebuyers will agree with this sentiment, but often times they don't put enough thought into how certain upgrades will affect their home's resale value. For instance, having a 22-foot aquarium installed in your living room may have been a dream come true, but it could hurt you in the long run when you're ready to sell.

Your best bet for recouping costs will be to stick with improvements that are in line with the rest of the neighborhood. For instance, upgraded bathrooms and kitchens are always going to be important to buyers. Keep the finishes neutral and the appliances standard. At WeldenField and Rowe Custom Homes, our Design Team will work with you on your home renovation project to ensure you're making the best decisions, now and later down the road.

Reusing Materials Can End Up Costing More

While reusing materials on a home renovation project may seem like it is helping you save money, it can actually be quite the opposite. It's usually less expensive to use new wood than to take the time to repurpose an old piece. Old or salvaged materials almost always require extra TLC: (No, not tender loving care. We're talking Time, Labor and Cost). New materials are also better in terms of longevity and reliability. 

Hiring A Professional Can Save You Big Time

Why hire a professional when I can do it myself? Because we aren't just professionals, we are experts. We know how much time, energy, skill, and material will go into a project. We also manage the equipment, permits, and everything else needed to ensure your home renovation project is completed on time, on budget, and exactly as you envisioned it. You don't have to worry about bribing friends and family to help, or having to request extra time off of work. You and your family can stick with your daily routines without the constant interruption of trips to the hardware store.

Need help with your home renovation project?

No matter what the need may be, WeldenField & Rowe Custom Homes is here to help. We can transform your home renovation ideas into a reality. From the concept and design phase to custom quality renovations, we work with you to make sure every detail meets your needs and personal style. 

Contact us to get started on your home improvement plans today!

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