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9 Home Improvement Myths

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By    |   Thursday, 21 November 2019 11:17 AM

Thinking about renovating your house? Before taking action, you may want to consider these nine home improvement myths that have been debunked by the Family Handyman.

  1. Cracks are costly to repair. Cracks in the wall do not always mean structural failure. Sometimes they are the result of weather-related expansion and contractions. Have a structural engineer check it out.
  2. Wallpaper fits in anywhere. Putting up wallpaper is tedious, so you may want to think things through carefully before committing. Aside from the fact that it could just look terrible in certain places, it may also be more prone to fading in certain rooms.
  3. Save money with DIY. Certain home improvement jobs you can do on your own, but major projects like electrical repairs and structural work is best left to the pros. Sometimes DIY jobs end up costing more than if you had called in the experts in the first place.
  4. Remodeling is quick and easy. This is one home improvement myth that has misled many eager homeowners who have been manipulated by reality TV shows into believing that remodeling is quick and easy. In reality, remodeling is no easy task and it takes time.
  5. A pool increases value. This can be true in certain instances, but many buyers see a pool as an expensive burden. For these reasons, splashing out on a pool could actually lower your home's value.
  6. Neutral walls sell a home. Painting your walls all white or beige may be the safest option, but it is not necessarily the best way to sell your home. Tasteful splashes of color throughout the house could make it more appealing than the bland, neutral-colored walls.
  7. Keep up with trends. It is easy to get swept up with the latest craze but it can be a costly, laborious affair. Trends change, but you may not be able to keep up and could end up stuck with a dated look that puts off potential buyers one day.
  8. Save money with cheaper products. In some cases you can get away with this, but keep in mind that cheaper products and fixtures tend to be made with cheaper materials — which means they may need to be replaced much sooner.
  9. An exhaust fan is not necessary. You may view this as an unnecessary add-on, but the truth is that if your bathroom is not well-ventilated, moisture will build up and you are likely to end up with mold.

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Thinking about renovating your house? Before taking action, you may want to consider these nine home improvement myths that have been debunked by the Family Handyman.
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