I'm having a ADU built and need to decide between smooth vs textured walls. I'm leaning towards smooth being that it's a more modern look, but it's an additional $1,250. Being that it's a rental, it would be easier for repairs if/when new tenants rent it, just wondering if it's worth the upfront cost to go with a smooth finish. Just curious to hear some opinions / advice on which way to go.
From what I know, textured makes easier repairs that look better.
It's way harder to make smooth look perfect. With texture, the repair doesn't have to be perfect -- you just mud over it to match.
Smooth all the way. You will never match a textured patch up again. Getting a drywall patch smooth is a relatively simple process that any amateur can do if they're willing to spend the time to do it; a professional, piece of cake.
If your drywall guy is good he can get it smooth with a trowel, no sanding.
Fixing textured drywall is almost impossible.
Sounds like paying the upfront cost for a smooth finish over textured would be worth it for renters if/when I need to do any patching or repairs.
Thanks for the responses and advice.