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10 Common Remodeling Myths About Kitchens & Bathrooms

Re-Bath & Kitchens Specializes in Remodels in Phoenix, AZ

The old saying is true; you can’t believe everything you hear (or read). If you’ve never remodeled, or you had a bad experience with it in the past, you may have fallen victim to believing some common remodeling myths about kitchens and bathrooms. As the leading remodeling contractor in Phoenix, AZ, Re-Bath & Kitchens wants to dispel these myths and help you get down to the truth regarding your upcoming remodeling project. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project in Peoria, Scottsdale, or Prescott Valley, AZ.

Myth #1: Hiring a Professional Is Too Expensive

Many homeowners are tempted to do a DIY bathroom or kitchen remodel. The truth is that it’s not always more expensive to hire a professional than to perform renovations on your own or by hiring an unemployed relative or a local handyman. An experienced contractor will be able to complete your job much faster than you likely would. Many homeowners only think about the cost of labor and materials, believing they will cut their costs in half by doing the work themselves. Don’t forget about other expenses, including permits, engineering, and skilled technicians. Professional remodeling contractors can handle any problems that arise and offer warranties for peace of mind. Our professionals will provide you an up-front estimate so you know what to expect when it comes to cost, and we also have financing options available.

Myth #2: Remodeling Is All About Increasing Resale Value

Adding value to your home to sell it for more later on is nice, but remodeling isn’t just about increasing your home’s resale value. Many Phoenix homeowners remodel their kitchen or bathroom for increased comfort, upgraded materials, or a nice change. Your remodeling project should be about enjoying your home now, and many times it also increases your resale value in the future.

Myth #3: You’ll Have to Leave Your Home Until the Remodel Is Finished

Many homeowners avoid remodels because they don’t want to be inconvenienced by being put out of their homes for an extended period of time. It can take a lot of people and equipment to get the job done right, but professional remodelers are accustomed to working in a limited space and working around the homeowners. You may need to stay out of your kitchen or bathroom for a while, but you should still be able to stay in your home during renovations. Our team will discuss a schedule with you so you can plan accordingly.

Myth #4: Your Home Will Temporarily Be in Shambles

Remodeling projects don’t always trash your whole house and your yard. Professional contractors take care of cleaning up after the project. Our team will discuss your concerns with you ahead of time and let you know what you can expect. We take necessary precautions and are careful to prevent making a mess of your home. We clean up as we go and only create necessary minimal disturbances.

Myth #5: Renovation Projects Always Run Over Time & Budget

Not all remodeling projects run long and end up costing more than initially planned. There’s a lot of planning and research involved with a kitchen or bath remodel. This is another reason why it’s so essential to hire a professional remodeling contractor. Our team will inspect your home, determine the necessary materials, calculate the time needed to get the job done, and provide an up-front estimate. Surprises sometimes occur, but we do our best to avoid them, and we always keep you informed.

Myth #6: Every Renovation Adds Value to Your Home

Many homeowners believe that any home renovation project will add value to their home. While many remodeling projects can increase potential resale value, not all do. Certain remodeling projects have a higher return on investment than others. The value of your project depends on the preferences of the future homebuyer, so do remodels that make you happy now. Large-scale bathroom or kitchen remodels tend to have a higher ROI than other projects. You may want to avoid renovations that only appeal to a niche market.

Myth #7: Always Go with the Lowest Bid

Saving money is great, but it’s not the only factor to consider. You want to stick to your budget, but price should not be your only factor when choosing a remodeling contractor. A contractor that gives a bid drastically lower than others should be a red flag. That contractor may be cutting corners or using inferior materials. Check out the reputation of each company you contact. Re-Bath & Kitchens offers lifetime warranties and partners with Home Depot and Lowe’s.

Myth #8: You Need a Contractor & an Interior Designer

The truth is you don’t need to hire both a remodeling contractor and an interior designer for your home renovation project. It depends on what you need to be done. An interior designer can benefit you for certain projects such as interior space planning, changing color themes, or a simple addition of fixtures. Contractors should be hired for more complex building designs or focusing on one room of the house, such as the bathroom or kitchen. Re-Bath & Kitchens handles every aspect of your kitchen or bathroom remodel, so you won’t need to spend money hiring anyone else.

Myth #9: No Permit Is Needed for Remodeling

Most homeowners dislike dealing with paperwork or jumping through hoops and just want to get their home remodeling project started and finished quickly. However, you might need a permit before any construction is performed on your home. Our professional contractors will take care of this hassle on your behalf. Certain renovations require permits, including for new or altered plumbing systems and more. More straightforward projects like painting, decorating, adding new flooring, or installing new kitchen or bathroom cabinets typically don’t require permits. Our team knows which types of remodeling projects require permits and will obtain them for you if needed.

Myth #10: Your HOA Doesn’t Need to Know About Your Remodel

We know that homeowners associations can be a pain in the neck. The good news is that not all remodeling projects require the approval of your HOA. It never hurts to get your renovation plans pre-approved by your HOA to prevent any delays. No one wants their kitchen or bathroom remodel put on hold because something was disapproved by the powers that be. Your HOA will want to know the exact products being used. We know this sounds like a headache, but our team can help deal with your HOA and get your remodeling project approved if necessary.

Your Trusted Kitchen & Bath Remodelers

Now that you know about some common kitchen and bathroom remodeling myths, it’s time to do things the right way. Whether you’re tired of your outdated kitchen or want to upgrade your bathroom, we’re the team to call. Re-Bath & Kitchens is the leading kitchen remodeling contractor serving Phoenix, Peoria, Scottsdale, and Prescott Valley, AZ. We can do it all when it comes to kitchen or bathroom remodeling, including tile and backsplashes, cabinets, countertops, storage solutions, sinks and faucets, flooring, lighting, and so much more. We use the best products in the industry, which are backed by lifetime warranties. We don’t want your remodel to break your budget, so we offer financing options and provide up-front estimates at no cost to you. Our team has more than 40 years of experience and an A+ rating from the BBB. We’re proud to be an exclusive Home Depot and Lowe’s bathroom remodeler. We’re happy to help you choose the right products for your kitchen or bathroom, and we’ll also answer any questions you might have. Contact us today to learn about getting started on your remodeling project or schedule a free in-home estimate.