Many clients decide to renovate their home and adapt it to their needs rather than sell and move. There are many reasons for this, some of them are because they have lived in that home for a long time and have many wonderful memories and relocation is out of the question. Therefore, the best solution is certainly a gradual transformation and arrangement of the living space according to their wishes.
When it comes to large-scale renovation projects, custom renovations Calgary offers top quality work.
Keep in mind that renovations are expensive
You have to keep in mind that the renovation and transformation of the home is not a cheap undertaking; you have to be prepared to allocate quite a large amount of money. The price of the renovation varies concerning many elements, from the type of renovation, the materials you want to use, custom-made furniture, and the amount and square footage of the project itself. However, you have to keep in mind that renovations increase the price of your home if you want to put it on the market for sale in the future.
Types of renovation and custom-made space decoration
First of all, you need to find out what type of renovation you want, there are several different types according to the size of the renovation. Custom types of renovations can be the following; complete renovation of the entire project, renovation, and extension of one floor, renovation and extension of multi-story, renovation and extension of the basement, renovation and decoration of the kitchen, conversion of the garage space, decoration of the bathroom, decoration of the garden and possible addition of a jacuzzi or swimming pool.
Establish a budget and finances
Before starting any renovation work, you will need to establish a budget and the money you are willing to allocate for a certain type of project. It is also important that you know what you want, what kind of material, and which part of the home will be renovated, expanded, and repurposed. The time factor in which a specific job must be completed and the deadline are also very important.
You will need to apply for and obtain the necessary planning permissions
You will need a planning permit if you are planning to extend the home or any type of departure from the parameters of the existing home, for that you will need a permit. After you get all the necessary permits for your project, you can move on to the other phase, which is the search for the right contractor, architect, and design that is perfect for you.
Look for the right contractor
It is of crucial importance to choose a quality contractor that has architects, interior designers, plumbers, electricians, painters, and all other necessary professionals who will complete the project at the highest level. When it comes to Calgary, you have several options, but only a few stand out for their quality. You must state all your wishes and requirements clearly in advance, including the scope of work, materialization, furniture, and all other additional elements that are part of a project. The architect will turn your ideas and wishes into a 3D model that you will be able to see before the work even begins, clear communication is of crucial importance for the quality of the work.
Types of renovations that are considered more expensive
If you are planning to build on or expand a certain part of your home, you must know clearly what you want that space to be. Someone will renovate the home to get an additional room for recreation, gaming room, or office space, expand the kitchen and add a summer kitchen and terrace, a children’s playroom, or simply a place to socialize and relax. Some ventures are a little more expensive, such as swimming pools, which have become very popular and increase the value of the property on the market. However, a swimming pool and all accompanying installations are one of the more expensive investments if you decide to do so. It is very important that the space you want to renovate has plenty of natural light, that it is airy and spacious, and that the floor is easy to repurpose.
Do not use cheap materials
Following financial possibilities, you do not have to take the most expensive and most luxurious materials, but if you are using higher quality materials they will last longer. If you use cheaper materials, you will be forced to renovate the space again and spend money in vain. The goal is that the materials you choose are natural, high-quality, and aesthetically integrated into the rest of the environment. After all, you are investing in your living space, and when you do this type of renovation, you do it well so that you are not forced to repeat the same thing in a few years, which will only take money out of your pocket.