Renovations are a great way to update rooms in your home, turn your basement into a functional space, or give your home a facelift. Whether you’re remodeling a single room or your entire house, you need to invest a significant amount of time and money into the project.
Unfortunately, people do not understand the ins and outs of home renovation and this lack of knowledge is often compounded by the spread of misinformation about remodeling. These misconceptions are so widely believed that more often than not, they end up clouding the judgment of homeowners who commit some costly errors.
If you have any home renovation plans, knowing the difference between fact and fiction could make your life much easier. As experts in the field, Dash Builders wants to help you avoid falling prey to the numerous remodeling misconceptions that exist. To do so, we have debunked three of the most widely believed myths about home renovations.
Myth 1: Interior walls can’t be removed.
Quite the contrary! Most interior walls can be broken to open up space. However, your budget is the primary variable as prices will vary depending on certain factors. Before removing an internal wall, you should take into consideration overhead structural load, as well as floor and foundation structural support. You must also weigh the costs of relocating services like electrical and HVAC. Sometimes it may be more feasible to eliminate part of a wall or incorporate a pass-through.
Myth 2: Older homes will pass current building code.
What appears to be okay at the moment doesn’t necessarily mean it is up to the current standards. While renovating older homes, there might be issues with the plumbing and electrical systems. They may not pass current construction regulations and therefore must be upgraded to pass the relevant inspections.
Myth 3: Prices don’t change over time.
As with most things, inflation affects everything from materials and labor to overhead costs. Something that was priced at a certain amount fifteen to twenty years ago cannot cost the same today.
A home reno project can get challenging if you fall for the many myths that exist. If you’re looking to steer clear of myths like these, reach out to the experts at Dash Builders. As the best in home renovations, in Winnipeg, MB, we are experienced in all aspects of constructions and home improvement services. We are covered by a Commercial Liability Policy and a WCB (Workers Compensation Board) and offer home renovations for kitchens, bathrooms, basement renovations, deck installations and other renovation services. For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about Dash Builders, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.