We love helping our clients remodel their homes. We find that many potential remodelers have misconceptions about the process that stops them from making necessary changes to their space. However, many of these misconceptions are untrue, and they could be holding you back from making amazing changes to your space. Here are some of the biggest misconceptions about remodeling – and the real truth behind it.

The more expensive a contractor is, the better they are.

While there is some correlation between the cost of remodeling services and their quality, it’s not true that more expensive is always better. In fact, sometimes the affordable services are the best game in town, because they know how to work most efficiently and complete projects quickly. This misconception often stops people from remodeling, because they think they have to have an expensive contractor for their remodel to be successful. You should always assess a contractor’s potential completely on the quality of their services – the price tag should be considered only after you’ve determined if they can offer you great service.

You need to know exactly what you want your home to look like.

Many people are hesitant to remodel because they aren’t sure exactly what they want their home to look like after the remodeling project is finished. This is another misconception that really holds people back and stops them from creating the home of their dreams. In fact, truly good remodeling professionals will help you design your home to fit your specifications. As long as you have a general idea in mind, they can steer you in the right direction.

Remodeling takes too much time.

While it is true that remodeling does require some time commitment, if you have a good contractor, you won’t need to make huge changes to your schedule. A good remodeling professional will schedule meetings and important services around your work schedule. They’ll also work with you to create a timetable that is realistic and won’t force you out of your home for a long period of time.

I can save money by doing everything myself.

While it can be beneficial to do small projects on your own, in general you’ll actually save money by working with a team of professionals. This is because the professionals are very experienced and know how to get you the best bang for your buck. They’ll also prevent you from making mistakes that could potentially be very costly.