Common Renovation Myths – Busted

Renovation is a great way to improve the function of your business without the hassle of moving. But, the portrayal of renovation on tv shows or social media can be misleading. Many times people have ideas about the renovation process that aren’t exactly accurate because of what they’ve seen or heard from others. So, we’re busting some of the most common renovation myths – giving you a realistic picture of what to expect during the process. 

(1) You Can Do It Yourself

This is probably one of the most popular myths out there, and unfortunately it’s not completely true. Sure, some parts of a renovation can be performed by a handy, capable person. However, it’s not always the best idea (or the cheapest). For starters, depending on the extent of the renovation, you might need to pull permits and be subject to inspection. This process is best done by a licensed professional since we know the appropriate building codes.

Next, the learning curve can be quite steep. There’s a big difference in learning how to replace a toilet on youtube and overhauling an entire bathroom. Hiring professionals will likely get the work done faster because we don’t have to spend time learning. Plus, time is money after all. If you need to shut down your business to perform the work, keeping the timeline short will be a huge priority. You won’t want delays that come from mistakes, poor project management, or lack of education.

And finally, if you want a quality result that looks professional…well, this often requires a professional. So while we would never want to discourage an avid DIYer from giving simple projects a go, take the time to evaluate the scope of work and don’t hesitate to call in the pros. We can likely save you time, money, and hassle. 

(2) You Can Change Things As You Go

This is one of the biggest budget busters in the business! Many times people start a renovation without a clear picture in their head about what they want, and this is a huge mistake. Making changes to the design or finishing choices after the project has been started will cause unwanted delays and cost you money. 

(3) You Won’t Get A Good Return

Renovations cost money, that’s for certain. If you’ve been thinking about doing one, you’ve likely wondered if it will be worth it. Will you really get a return on that investment? If done correctly, most likely yes. Even if you’re in a lease situation, there are improvements you can make that will make a big impact. Cosmetic upgrades and layout changes can improve your employee turnover, workflow, or even just give you more space to operate more efficiently.

If you are in the planning stages of your renovation, do yourself a favor and reach out to us. We can discuss your project, goals, and budget and see if we might be a good fit to help you get the job done. Contact us today to get started.

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