Your home is one of your biggest investments. Poor layout, inadequate lighting, cramped spaces, outdated fixtures and old cabinetry are common complaints of homeowners.
Advanced planning is the key to successful renovations.
Before you start Renovating…it is important to clearly identify the features you want in your new home. Just as important is a thorough pre-renovation inspection to identify any existing problems.
- Kitchen Renovation
- Bathroom Renovation
- Basement Development
- Fence, Deck or Garage Construction
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A renovation can be as simple as installing new flooring or be a major undertaking that includes enlarging the space and replacing all fixtures and finishes.
Homeowners consider renovations for many reasons including:
- Size and design — your existing home may be too small or poorly laid out. We will help with choosing a design option that meets your existing and future needs. This may be a simple renovation to replace fixtures or a complex project to change the layout.
- Fixtures and appliances — the fixtures and appliances may be worn out, inefficient or outdated. Which only runs up the cost of running your home. You may need to consider replacing or repairing damaged, cracked, leaky fixtures or seals. Choose fixturs that enhance the apperance of your bathroom while conserving water and energy.
- Cabinets and countertops — cabinet finishes, hardware or countertops may be outdated, need repair or replacement.
- Structural problems — there may be problems that require structural changes or repairs. Always check with a professional!
- Moisture — the floor, walls or finishes may be unsightly or damaged due to moisture problems. There are many things to consider when it comes to moisture. From ventilating to control excess humidity to clean up visible mold growth following CMHC guidelines. As well as maintaining grout and caulking to prevent water access to cavities.
- Plumbing and electrical — many older homes don’t have enough electrical outlets and circuits. Older plumbing and plumbing fixtures may include lead or galvanized steel piping. Update lighting so tat it is adequite and energy efficient. Ensure that the drainage system is sufficiently vented and that proper traps are installed.
- Heating and ventilation — older homes often have inadequate ventilation or heating systems. The area may be poorly insulated and have a high degree of air leakage, two factors that lead to high energy consumption.
- Finishes — older finishes may be unattractive or not durable enough to withstand the daily wear and tear.
- Exterior — windows, doors, roof as well as exterior finishes need to be taken into consideration when assessing heat loss in you home. Generally these areas contribute to most of your heat loss. There has been a lot of progress made with products to make homes far more efficient.
Once you start a renovation, there’s no turning back. Your life is disrupted and any unexpected problems will lead to higher costs and delays in finishing the project. Thorough planning will help you to develop a realistic understanding of the work to be done and the costs involved. Here are some of the likely situations that people encounter. However, every situation is unique and you may need to hire a qualified professional to do a thorough investigation, find the problems and suggest the best solutions.