Have You Ever Wondered if Home Improvement Shows Are Realistic?

home improvementThe media’s portrayal of home improvement and renovation projects is a little perplexing. Some home improvement programs, although great idea generators, should not be used as a guide to setting expectations.

It is important to remember that the costs revealed on these shows may not be 100% accurate. Often times, the cost of an installation is not included in the announced price of the renovation at the end of the episode. Not to mention, price points vary based on location. What may cost “x” amount of dollars in one city may cost a different amount in another.

Homeowners should also keep in mind that renovating your home can be disruptive. For example, if you choose to remodel your entire kitchen, you may not have a kitchen in which to cook meals for four-eight weeks. What may take two weeks on a television show to complete, may not be two weeks in reality. Each home is different and the design chosen for your home’s renovation may affect the timeline.

Home improvement and renovation shows are great for fueling inspiration. We encourage you to watch these shows so you can generate ideas for your next home improvement project. Always ask your contractor and/or designer what differences may affect the cost or timeline during your process. Your contractor should help you to set realistic goals after a consultation.

Kitchen Elements is happy to be the contractor you turn to when it is time to renovate your home.  We will work with you to determine what options are best for you and your family. Together, we can find the perfect elements to fit your home improvement projects. Contact Kitchen Elements to discuss your next renovation project, today or visit our Houzz profile to see some of our recent design build projects.