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There is nothing like a well-planned renovation project that gives birth to a breathtakingly beautiful home. And although it is what everyone wants, some key considerations need to be made before the actual renovation project. Here they are in a list:

Budget, budget, budget. There is nothing more important than getting the budget updated. Do you have extra funds to upgrade the kitchen space? Or do you only have enough to have new windows installed in every room? Be optimistic. You don’t need to overspend or choose the cheaper materials for your renovation to make it worth it. Make sure to do your homework and conduct the research. Several things can be done to improve your home aesthetics without spending too much.

Finding the right contractor. You must have heard a few horror stories that family and friends have told you about contractors they have worked with before. The best way to not fall prey to problem contractors is to find someone who is highly recommended by someone you know. If you can’t find a good referral, you can search the list that the government of Canada provides. The list includes contractors who are licensed, bonded, and insured.

Be realistic and manage your expectations. You have an idea of what you want to be done and that’s good because it will help keep you guided. However, the road to good renovation won’t be smooth nor would it be easy, but it promises to be worth it. So manage your expectations and be realistic. After all, the project will only be successful based on the budget that you have, the design you are working with, and the existing home you want to improve.

Do your research on home renovation projects that you can work around in. You can ask your family and friends for renovation projects you are pursuing, or you could talk to the experts too. The choice of which plan to work on first depends on a lot of factors including budget constraints. If you conduct your research, you can embark on a project that you want and one that you can truly afford.

Remember that successful renovation projects rest on the details. It is not about how big the renovation is to be considered beautiful. Sometimes, it rests on the choices that you make regarding material, type and to go for renovation or not.


Mario LaFlammeMario LaFlamme

Mario has worked as a general contractor and renovator for over 19 years. He has a degree in Business & Management, and while in college operated a Student Painting Company, and was the most successful of his franchise colleagues. After college, he opened a renovation company in Quebec. He moved to Edmonton with the intention of improving his English and perfecting his skills in general contracting. He has worked for different contractors and learned many aspects of the business. He has built relationships with other contractors such as electricians and plumbers, who share his perfectionist attitude towards home renovation. Mario wants to help you have the best home lifestyle possible.