Home renovations are a lot of work and could be stressful. Not only are they physically demanding, especially if you are doing the work yourself, they can also disrupt your home-life, put strain on your family and cause a lot of stress if you run over your budget. A home renovation project takes careful planning, smart budgeting and construction skills to ensure the end result turns out how you had imagined.
Premier Carpentry Services in Calgary can help with all renovations, big and small, for both residential and commercial. Here are some tips for ensuring a smooth and successful home renovation:
Choose the right general contractor.
Hiring a general contractor is like hiring a skilled project manager. They take care of everything from start to finish including design, managing and scheduling of trades, purchasing product and materials and managing the entire construction process. Having a professional general contractor will take some of the stress off of you and help keep the project on schedule and within budget.
Make sure you do your background and reference checks when hiring a general contractor. They need to have a proper business license, insurance and WBC coverage. Check to see if they are accredited by RenovationFind. If they are, it means they’ve passed all background checks and have a proven reputation for excellent customer service and quality workmanship.
Find inspiration for your home renovation.
Not sure how you want your new kitchen to look? Want to see how a certain type of flooring will look installed? You might have a clear picture of what you want the end result to look like or you might have no idea where to start! Nowadays, you don’t have to go far to see a picture of a completed home renovation. The internet offers a wealth of inspiration and resources. Browse sites like HGTV, Houzz and Pinterest for ideas. You’ll find a massive range of styles and design for things like flooring, countertops, cabinets, bathrooms, decks, creative basement remodels, trendy paint colours and even ideas for enhancing your outdoor living space.
Once you have some ideas, talk them over with your general contractor. They can make suggestions on what will look best and what kind of products will best suit your family’s lifestyle.
Clean up as you go.
If you hire a renovation company, you won’t have to worry to much about clean up. Professional trades and renovation companies will clean up after each job or work day, minimizing the disruption of your home-life as much as possible. If you are working on the renovation yourself, you should clean up daily. Not only will it make it easier to move onto the next phase of your project, it will also minimize stress and make for light work when it’s all complete.
If you’re embarking on a major renovation in Calgary , contact Premier Carpentry Services.