In today’s market, more and more people are choosing to renovate their homes instead of building new. When comparing the cost of purchasing a new home versus renovating, people realize they can have an updated home for less. They tend to love the neighbourhood they live in and have all the amenities close by, like schools and grocery stores.
Kitchens and bathrooms are the two most commonly renovated rooms, and the ones that have the greatest return on investment. The better the planning, the more efficient the entire renovation experience becomes. Platinum Construction is a full-service renovation company serving Edmonton and area. Here they share some things to consider when planning for your kitchen or bathroom upgrade:
Having a realistic budget for your renovation project will save you time and make sure that you’re choosing the best products and materials for your price range. Breaking out costs on a spreadsheet allows you to see exactly where you are and where you would like to end up. Remember there are always hidden repair costs along the way, such as plumbing and electrical. You should allow for a bit of a buffer in your budget. When you work with a general contractor like Platinum Construction, they will make sure you get a detailed contract that outlines the cost of materials, labour and other expenses that might come up with your home renovation.
Do Some Research
If you’re embarking on a major kitchen or bathroom renovation, do a little research to determine what you like and what you don’t like. You can start a Pinterest board or start a scrapbook. This will give you something to show the designers so they can start putting together a plan for your renovation. Find inspiration with these kitchen renovation ideas.
Platinum Construction are experts in space planning your new kitchen or bathroom. They can help you develop your ideas for the final blueprint and maintain codes and specific guidelines, all while keeping you within your budget. One of the most important skills for any “do-it-yourselfer” is to know when to turn to an expert. If you have a really big project in mind, like adding a room or a project that involves skills (and tools) outside of your knowledge, turning to professionals is a good choice.
General contractors are the “big picture” thinkers. They work with you through the entire project, from the idea phase to the finished product. A general contractor is sort of like an event planner, and the people in his or her rolodex are trusted subcontractors.
Platinum Construction takes some of the worry and stress out of the job for you, so you can just sit back and enjoy the work.
The typical renovation can take one to six months, depending on the size of your project. No time is a good time for remodeling, but with proper preparation and when working with the right company, it can go very smoothly. Keep your timelines in mind, as projects may interfere with holidays and special events like hosting a wedding or family reunion.
Hiring the right installers is imperative to the success of a renovation project. You should leave it to the company supplying your cabinets to take care of the install to ensure the best final product. There is always the option to DIY some of the renovations, although working with a reputable general contractor will always be the less stressful option.
General Contractors in Edmonton
Construction is about transforming a dream into a reality. From inception through to completion, Platinum’s experienced and dedicated team delivers consistently high quality projects on time and on budget. They can help you with major renovation or minor alterations in basements, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, storage areas and build decks and pergolas.