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The Ugly Truth About Home Renovations

Home renovations are just something that needs to be done on a regular basis.

And no, it never stops! Welcome to homeownership!

Some people like doing renovations because this is going to make your home new and updated. But, there are also some things that you might not like about doing home renovations.

You might not realize until you get started that there are a number of ugly truths about home renovations:

(1) It is really hard work!

No kidding!

Do you REALLY know how hard it is to do home renovations?

Whereas things on the numerous renovation shows on TV may look like quick & easy tasks, in reality however, that small job at first may have morphed into something out-of-proportions by the end of the day!

You know how it goes: you’re doing some basic bathroom renovations, when you decide you might as well replace those outdated wall tiles as well, and let’s change that bath tub while we’re at it…

Unfortunately, it is a lot harder to do home renovations than what most people think!

A new coat of paint is not something that you can do in a half hour or so. And you need to remember that you might only have a weekend to do the renovations!

(2) You need to plan carefully!

It is oh-so-easy to arrive at the end of your money before the end of home renovations!

In other words, not only will you failed to finish the renovations, you’ll likely be stuck with a half-finished product for these next few months, until there’s available budget again.

If that’s not a reality call, I don’t know what is, so you need to make sure that you are planning everything carefully – especially the monetary aspect of the entire home renovation!

Doing those renovations just to upgrade the value of your home, only to realize you’re running out of money might not be the best strategy.

(3) You are going to have a mess to clean up!

After you’ve finished the actual home remodeling and are ready to call it a day, let’s not forget the clean-up!

And even though you’ve been going at it for quite some time, you’re more than likely going to spend another few hours getting the place back into ‘normal conditions‘.

It’s really not that difficult, really – you’ve been breaking down walls, ripping up floors and replacing quite a few accessories in bathroom and kitchen, so the cleaning up part of it will be extensive as well!

Somehow (surprise, surprise), this is the part that most people don’t like and point to as one of the main reasons they can’t be bothered with home renovations!

(4) It might be easier to hire a contractor!

You might think that doing this yourself is going to save you a lot of money, however, sometimes it is better to pay a little more money to hire someone and get the job properly done!

Plus, if you underestimated the amount spent, double-check about the time to get those renovations done, or when that vacation time you took aside to finish the job comes to an end, you’ll be facing another issue!

Knowing that the home renovations will be done in a timely fashion, as well as within your monetary target might be enough peace of mind to outsource the work!

Closing thoughts

There are definitely a number of things to keep in mind when buying your own home!

One huge element of this is the constant upkeep of your property, as well as the periodic home renovations which come into play every now and then.

However, there are some ugly truths about home renovations that you might not realize at first.

Having read the points above, you’ll hopefully be in a position to determine whether to do the renovations yourself, or rather hire someone to do the work for you.


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