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There’s more to this than meets the eye – here are some great tips. Allow at least six weeks to plan. Changing your mind in the middle of your renovation can add thousands of dollars almost instantly. Be prepared to wait six weeks to several months for your custom countertop and cabinets – another reason to get the planning right. Write down everything about your kitchen that you don’t like; what works well; what is missing; how you use the kitchen; and your wish list. What activities tRead more »
Careful planning and attention to detail are the keys to a success home addition. As you plan your home addition, here are some important pitfalls to avoid: Your Home’s Resale Value Consider not only your home’s design, but the how it will fit into the neighbourhood. Ask a realtor what your resale prospects will be. Your Mortgage Does your mortgage lender need to approve any major addition? Your lender may foreclose if a required approval is not given before work starts. Legal RequRead more »
Knowing what your home will be worth can guide your renovation budget. [ahm-wp-tabular id=4009 template=Web2] Source ©2012 Appraisal Institute of Canada. All rights reserved. Use their handy worksheet to calculate your return on investment at: http://component.aicanada.ca/e/resourcecenter_renova.cfmRead more »
Before you renovate, use this checklist to avoid costly mistakes. To be a good candidate for a cost-effective renovation, your basement must also be a safe, healthy foundation for your whole home. The foundation supports the structure above it and resists the pressure of the soil around it. Fixing any foundation problems before you renovate is essential to preserve the durability and structure of your home. You must address structural and moisture issues before you finish the space or installRead more »
Here’s an overview of how your Certified Renovantage Contractor will work with you to ensure your dream renovation is on time and on budget. Seven Project Steps 1. Needs and Budget Discussion 2. Preliminary Agreement 3. Design Phase 4. Plan Approval and Work Order 5. Design and Finish Selections 6. Pre-Construction Meeting 7. The Renovation Needs and Budget Discussion At the first meeting, we discuss project preliminary scope, your needs, your wants, concerns, and budget. We’ll getRead more »