Home Improvement Myths – Home Staging and Redesign of MN

The term ‘home improvement’ usually evokes a good feeling. You are improving something so that’s good isn’t it? Plus it is being done to one of your biggest assets so even better right? Well maybe.

There are some untruths or myths about Home Improvements that you need to be aware of and consider before you invest your time and/or money.


Dollar Sign


   1) “Any Remodel is a Good One.” NOT THE CASE. You need to check out and consider many things before considering any home improvement.



  2)  “I Can Do It Myself.” Sure you can. 🙂 All of us have seen the DIYP (Do it Yourself Project) when our best friend or spouse is so proud of their work but they really should have let a professional do it. Unless you are well trained and have experience in that area….it may be best to spend the money to have it done correctly.   
Faulty wiring DIY


 3) “Adding A Pool Always Add Value.” Not so. Pools only add value if they are in a climate where they can be used year round. It also depends on the type of pool and the condition of the pool. In many cases a pool decreases the value of a home.   

Inner Tube in Swimming Pool



  4) “I Should Follow the Latest Design Trends.”  The key word here is ‘trend’. That is what it is and it will be on its way out before you even get it finished. Trends are great for $12 throw pillows. Not for major improvements.


Trendy wording pillow


So make sure you know what you are doing when you start those Home Improvements.

Check out my previous post “Be Careful with those Home Improvements” and stop by for my next post on specific home improvements that add value to your home! 


 Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.

CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer



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Shar is an award winning Designer and Home Stager and the owner of 'Rooms With Style' and the 'Certified Staging and Redesign Acadamy.' She has been in the design industry for over 25 years and her background includes studies in Interior Design as well as Horticulture to assist with your home’s curb appeal. Shar has a talent for taking simple things; placing them in their best light and making them shine. Another Sharlene from North Dakota, Shar and Sharlene knew they were destined to work together when they first met! She has been blogging here and helping bring out the best in the homes of Sharlene's sellers since 2011.

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