Most beliefs about home remodeling are actually myths and not facts. According to Wikipedia, a myth is simply a widely held but false belief or idea. There are so many widely accepted false beliefs about home remodeling these days. Here are some common myths about remodeling that you probably thought were true.
Common Myths About Remodeling in Los Angeles
Myth #1. Remodeling Your Home Always has a Positive ROI
Your return on investment (ROI) depends on both the quality of the work and the kind of improvements you make. It’s important to hire a reliable remodeling contractor; a poor remodeling job could end up costing you money.
Some home improvements have a much higher ROI than others. These include roof replacement, bathroom remodel, and kitchen remodel.
Myth #2. You Have to Use the Best Materials
If your goal is to get the best possible return on investmen, you don’t have to splurge on the most high-end materials you can afford. This could actually end up decreasing your ROI instead. For best results, you need to use materials that are typical to your neighborhood and match the rest of the house. Consider these 13 tips before you do a kitchen remodel.
Myth #3. Remodeling work doesn’t require a permit
Minor or decorative jobs, including swapping the faucet in your bathroom sink or installing new carpeting, do not need a permit, but major remodeling work does.
The city of Los Angeles requires a permit for house improvements that require electrical work, plumbing, moving walls, and doors. Don’t worry, Eden Builders can take care of the entire permit pulling process and also the inspection scheduling and meeting with the inspectors.
What is a building permit? A building permit is permission to begin construction – a legal document that provides a permanent construction record to certify a building project met the current building code requirements and, when necessary, conformed to approved plans and specifications. Permits also form a record of completed inspections and final approval.
Myth #4. Hiring a Handyman Saves you Money
Anyone can call him/herself a handyman, a handyman is exactly what the name implies: they are a person who is handy and can perform various tasks around the house. A handyman isn’t licensed and should only be hired for small tasks around the home such as putting up shelves, pictures or drapery and making minor repairs.
Employing a skilled contractor who’s licensed, bonded, and insured generally pays off in the long term. Seek the services of an experienced contractor, and consult the local or state authorities to be certain they are licensed. You will also need to confirm that they have personal liability, worker’s compensation, and property damage insurance. Please checkout our FAQ about our credentials and insurance.
Final Thoughts on Common Myths About Remodeling in Los Angeles
Debunking these common myths about remodeling in Los Angeles will help you as you start considering all the options for your home remodeling project. However, you don’t have to do it alone.
If you decide to hire a home remodeling contractor, make sure you do your homework. Look at other projects they have done; are you impressed? Your home remodeling contractor must be both licensed and insured. For those looking for a home remodeling contractor in LA, look no further than Eden Builders.
Eden Builders is a California licensed construction company. We specialize in Home additions, ADU’s, Kitchen remodeling, and Bathroom remodeling. Our company can tackle any remodeling project with a minimum project cost of $25K
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