In my experience renovation can take a toll on your personal life and if you have'nt planed it well it could be a nightmare. But if you do your homework and consult with family members and friends with previous renovation experience it could be done like a dream.

My recommendations are:

  • If you are a family consult and discuss with your family members what you are planing to do and make sure they are all on board to do it.
  • Make sure you have the financial means before undertaking the project.
  • Before starting a project, check with your city for the limitations and possibilities and obtain the proper permits.
  • When hiring a professional make sure that he is a licensed contractor that has been recommended to you by someone you know and where you can go and check their previous work.
  • Make sure he/she is bounded and insured.
  • Make sure that you sign an agreement outlining all the work and the cost involved in the job and the time frame that it will take to finish the work.
  • budget for 20 % above the estimated cost for any unforeseen things that might come up and always ask for a second opinion before you commit yourself.
  • There are a lot of useful tip videos on YouTube posted by well known contractors and home renovation centers.


Yannick Duval

Yannick Duval

Real Estate Broker
CENTURY 21 Immo-Plus
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