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Home Remodeling Myths: Budget, Bids and Size

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the most common and unfortunate myths out there about the world of home remodeling. Putting stock in these forms of misinformation can cost you both time and money during your remodeling process, so avoiding them and sticking with what works is important.

At Crown Finish, we’re happy to offer a wide selection of home remodeling and handyman services, from small upgrades you might require up to major remodeling projects. What are some of the other most common myths we’ve heard from clients and others in our industry, and what’s the proper information on each of them? Here’s a rundown.

Myth #4: Remodeling Projects Always Run Over Budget

While it’s true that there can be situations where delays or other unforeseen issues lead to cost overruns, the majority of remodeling projects come in on or under budget. Planning and budgeting are key aspects of a successful remodel, so make sure you allow plenty of time for both in your schedule.

In fact, a major part of planning between you and your remodeling contractor will be building in time in case of any potential delays. This will help ensure that your project stays on track and doesn’t end up costing more than you originally budgeted for.

Myth #5: Always Take the Cheapest Remodeling Bid

While getting a good deal on your remodeling project is absolutely something you should be looking closely at, you also need to be wary of taking the lowest bid without doing your due diligence. In the world of remodeling, you really do get what you pay for.

Cheaper contractors may cut corners on materials or labor in order to make their bottom line look better. This can end up costing you more money down the road in repairs or replacements that would have been avoided had you gone with a higher-quality contractor in the first place.

It’s important to look at all aspects of a remodeling contractor’s bid, not just the bottom line. Make sure you’re comfortable with their proposed materials, timeline, and payment schedule before making your final decision.

Myth #6: Bigger is Always Better

This couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to remodeling. Just because a contractor has a lot of experience with large-scale projects doesn’t mean they’ll be able to deliver the same level of quality on a smaller job. In fact, many contractors specialize in either small or large projects, so finding one that’s knowledgeable about the size and scope of your project is important.

The same goes for materials and fixtures. Just because something is available in a larger size doesn’t mean it will look or function better in your space. Trust the expertise of your contractor and designer when it comes to picking out materials, and don’t be afraid to ask for their input on what will work best in your home.

For more on the common myths out there about home remodeling and how to steer clear of them, or to learn about any of our remodeling or handyman services in Orem or other parts of Utah, speak to the pros at Crown Finish today.