Updated: Apr 20
You're planning a renovation Project for yourself? You are adding some square footage to your home?
Here are a few points to think about, to have a smoother process.
- Create a detailed plan, you have less chances of enchanting problems. It's fall to say that you won't, but most likely, your preparation will save you some time and money.
When Creating your plan with your architect, know what you want and don't want.
- Know the budget you have at your disposal to create your dream project.
- Know the delivery delays for each material.
- Know what will work technically by getting some information form your contractor.
Planning will ALWAYS save you time and money, in the long haul.
You want to take part in the purchases, you currently have some time. Perfect! Starting early means having time to search for the best deals and best quality. If you can start early, you could come across some savings, deals and rebates you wouldn't have if you we're buying materials at the last minute.
Double checking your permit will allow you to have less unplanned surprises along the way. Sit down with you general contractor and see if the permit covers everything you want to do and what the city allows.
The steps makes sure you'll encounter less delays and stops from any parties. (The city, the procedures taken to build and the laws that surround any renovation / construction)
When you preparer your project ahead of time it gives you time to find some second hand jams that would suit your project perfectly.
In those cases you might end up with "one of a kind" pieces, antiques, vintage pieces or simply just cost effective solutions to complete your project.
There are several options in order to buy second hand. Here are a few: Kijiji, Marketplace on Facebook, Antique shops, Auctions, Group pages on Social media, Apps online and much more.
There are so many options to save or even just get unique pieces that it's worth giving it a GO.
The best way to find little tricks of the trade is to ask questions.
Ask your contractor, your engineer, your neighbours and friends that have had renovations and possibly even forums / Blogs.
Some recommendations won't ft your needs, but some will. So take what suits you and make it your own.
Renovating or ongoing a construction project is thrilling and fun! But it can turn sour very quickly. So be prepared!
You can't be prepared for everything, but some preparation does reduce stress levels and adds to the fun!
You will be part of it and feel included the whole project. Enjoy, as it can be extremely fun!
Finding information can sometimes be great, but it is important to double check your information, ni case it's not from a professional or a source that is qualified.
The best options to confirm your findings, when it comes to renovations and constructions are: Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, Builders and Designers.
Lineaire General Contractor is an expert in the field and can help you obtain the answers you're looking for and create the project of your dream, with your input. We love clients that are prepared, know what they want and are happy to team up with professionals in the field.
Have a great Project!