There are many factors to consider when you’re hiring a contractor to renovate your residential property. There is one thing that many property owners tend to overlook during the decision-making process.
The construction materials that the contractor will be using play a large role in the quality of the job. High-priced construction materials go a long way in ensuring that your renovation project will not only look great but will also stand the test of time.
On the other hand, low-priced or what is considered “cheap” materials have the exact opposite effect. The bottom line is, it is important that your contractor uses high-priced and high-quality construction materials. For example, high-priced construction materials look significantly better and are far more durable when compared to low-priced construction materials. In essence, high-priced construction materials last a lot longer. That means you don’t need to worry about them falling apart anytime soon.
Although low-priced construction materials initially save you money, they will end up costing you more money in the long run because they will need to be replaced a lot sooner. You literally get what you pay for. High-priced construction materials may cost more money upfront, but they are well worth it. The cheapest option is not usually the best option. This holds particularly true when it comes to your home, which may very well be your biggest asset.
High-priced construction materials usually look a lot better as well. For example, if you’re having your kitchen renovated, you want the cabinets and countertops to stand out. However, if the contractor uses the lowest-priced cabinets and countertops, chances are high that the kitchen renovation will look cheap. Of course, you want the finished product to look as good as possible. High-priced construction materials certainly help. You’re already spending a significant amount of money on your renovation project. You want to be happy when all is said and done.
There’s another factor to consider as well. High-priced construction materials tend to require less maintenance because they are more durable. Low-priced construction materials look nice for a much shorter period of time and need to be repaired and or replaced a lot sooner. Another benefit of having your contractor use high-priced construction materials during a renovation project is that they can increase the value of your home.
Going back to the kitchen renovation example from above, if you have low-priced cabinets and countertops installed and plan to sell your home in the near future, it may turn off buyers. Even if you don’t plan to sell in the near or long term future, you certainly want your property to be worth the most money possible. Once again, it’s probably your most important asset.
For more information about the differences between low and high-priced construction materials, or questions about our design and build services, or to schedule an initial consultation in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island please contact us today at 860-341-6373. DBC Solutions takes great pride in providing the highest quality custom carpentry and contracting services in the home improvement industry. Our business model has been the same for 18 years. Doing things the right way the first time every time is the only way to do it. In fact, our company’s core values are based on Teamwork, Client Commitment, Self Improvement, Transparency, Passion, and Integrity.