There are many benefits of hiring a General Contractor. They’ll help you with large home remodeling projects from conception to completion taking the stress out of multi-faceted home renovations. Instead of having to create a design, search out products, manage and hire trades and actually DO some of the work, a general contractor will act as a project manager and ensure the entire job is complete to your satisfaction start to finish. Learn how to hire the right general contractor for you home renovation.
Here are some commonly asked questions answered by general contractors in Edmonton.
What is the most common renovation for home owners?
The most common renovations are basements, bathrooms and kitchens. Not only are these the more complex renovations, and the biggest and perhaps most frustrating DIY jobs, having these rooms upgraded plays a huge role in property resale. Potential home buyers are looking at the kitchen, bathrooms and for a finished basement when searching for a new place to call home.
What advice would you give a homeowner interested in doing a major remodel?
If you’re completely re-designing and remodeling your home or parts of your home, you’ll save yourself a lot of headache by consulting a professional interior designer in Edmonton first. They will be able to look at your space, evaluate the construction and design components for creating your dream renovation. They’ll be able to tell you if what you want is actually achievable for your home and will be able to give you some price point options.
Then you want to start connecting with General Contractors. Make sure you get at least 3 or 4 quotes from different companies and do your background checks. Remember that contractors found on RenovationFind.com are accredited so that’s a pretty good place to start.
What is the most terrible DIY disaster you’ve ever had to clean up after?
A DIY demolition and renovation of the master bathroom. It did not go well! When we finally got there we found that the bathroom drains, plugs electrical didn’t line up at all. We had to tear up the entire bathroom and replace absolutely everything. Sometimes do-it-yourself projects can turn out well, but if you’re in over your head it’s easier, less time consuming and actually less expensive in the end to just call in a professional renovator.
What’s your favourite part of the job?
The best part of our job is getting to know and connecting with our clients, and then leaving them knowing they are completely satisfied and excited about their new renovation. When we get a referral from them we know we did a good job and it’s an incredible compliment.