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You’ve Decided To Renovate: Now What?

April 07, 2015

You’ve Decided To Renovate Now What

Home ownership is one of the most exciting, yet demanding, roles people will undertake in their lifetime. As a family lives and entertains in their home for some time, it may become necessary to renovate in an effort to add space or upgrade as design styles change. Once the decision to make changes has been made, Dilamco Construction can work with you to come up with a feasible renovation plan.

Priorities List: A Must Do

It's important to know your top wish list items when contacting your Montreal general contractor and renovation specialist. There are several ways to go about deciding on the specific priorities for your project. This part of the process can take a little bit of time to navigate, and is the planning stage that will, likely, be the most enjoyable. Taking the opportunity to do this research will not only make it easier for your home contractor to know what you want, but will produce a beautifully executed finished product that you will be happy with for years to come.

Look, Touch, and Feel

During the initial planning stages, it's very important to learn as much as possible about all the different options for your home. There are many ways to go about this that will take you outside of your home and into the world of interior design. Before venturing out, make a point to do lots of online research. This may include searching for images of project types similar to yours. Print out many pictures of elements that you find appealing and keep them in a binder or folder that can easily be carried around during your research. With folder in hand, you are now ready to see what's out there and take a look up close and in person.

- Visit model homes in your community. These homes are often professionally designed and decorated with many upgrades. This will give you an idea of what is hot and on trend in your area.

- Make a point to find local businesses that specialize in the area of your home that will be renovated. There are many kitchen and bathroom showrooms that are beautifully appointed with all the latest trends and fashions for those rooms. You'll have the chance to touch the products and get a good feel for how they work.

- When visiting the homes of friends and colleagues, take note of the elements in their homes that you like. This will give you a bird's-eye view of how you might live in a particular space.

Educate Yourself

Many larger renovation projects require extensive planning and experience. Dilamco Construction is well-versed in this area and comes to all their clients with a substantial knowledge base. However, it's important to know exactly what you want in your project and what is viable in your situation so that your home contractor can execute your ideas.

One of the most proactive approaches that can be taken for any homeowner is to educate yourself on general project planning requirements. Most larger cities have community programs at local colleges that offer courses to help with renovation planning. These offer invaluable information that will help guide homeowners through the arduous process of creating a successful wish list.

Undertaking a renovation project as a homeowner is a big job, and can be overwhelming during the initial planning stage. It's important to take the time to carefully research all the options available on the market today. These are, undoubtedly, plentiful and immensely tough to navigate, but working closely with your Montreal general contractor, Dilamco Construction, will surely make this process more pleasant and easier to traverse.





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