When you hire a general contractor for your renovation, it saves a lot of time and stress. But what about before the work begins, when you’re still planning everything? With all the details, it can be a little overwhelming, but a general contractor can help with more than just construction.
Home Revival by JC Inc. in Calgary is professional home renovations experts. They share the benefits of hiring their general contractors to help with the design phase of renovations:
They’ll help narrow down to the essentials
It’s all too easy to place everything on your list as top priority additions, even when they may not be. When you hire a general contractor right from the start, they’ll help with that elimination process. They also help with finding alternatives to certain materials or ideas that are more budget-friendly or practical for your lifestyle. Instead of real hardwood floors, for example, luxury vinyl plank is just as beautiful, but at much less cost. Or, if you plan to replace your countertops, quartz is the perfect alternative to a marble countertop.
By relying on your general contractor’s years of experience and skill, you will ensure your renovation is an investment. If you plan to sell, your home will be a top market contender. Plus, contractors will know and suggest details that buyers do or don’t want to have.
They will notice things you may miss
It may be a matter of the design of the room not working, or that another material is a better choice. Whatever the case, there are some things that a general contractor will notice, thanks to many years of design experience. The right lighting layout, for example, is crucial in any room, but it will also vary by room. The kitchen may benefit from bright white lighting, but you don’t want the same in your bedroom. Overall room layout is another factor where having a second, and professional opinion will help. If you want to change the layout of your bathroom, that doesn’t have to mean knocking down walls or moving the plumbing. Your general contractor can help with planning a new design that works within the space, while still transforming it. Ultimately, a general contractor will help you avoid becoming trapped in a tunnel vision scenario.
You’ll save time by jumpstarting the process
When you hire a general contractor, they handle all the building permits and requirements. If you plan to build an addition or turn your basement into a suite, they will already know the various building codes. So, having a general contractor present during the design phase means a jumpstart to that process. Any permits that need to be applied for, such as electrical, plumbing, or development, will be done before you even reach the construction phase. Likewise, any materials that need to be ordered will be done so ahead of time.
That way, once it’s time to plan a schedule and start renovating, there won’t be any unexpected delays. Your general contractor will readily have a quality team of trade workers, and the work will begin. Not only will you save time, but it’ll save some major headaches trying to handle this all yourself!
General Contractors in Calgary
Home Revival by JC Inc. prides itself on transforming homes into truly unique, beautiful new spaces. Their general contractors ensure only the highest quality of service and care when you work with them. They offer home renovations, siding repairs, and kitchen remodels.