Deciding to undergo a home renovation is a big decision. While there are several reasons that people choose to renovate, no matter what the project, budget is always a very important consideration in the process. It can feel overwhelming when you start to see the renovation costs add up, but it is important to look at the bigger picture and remember what your goals are and why you decided to renovate in the first place.
Remember Your Why
It is entirely possible to renovate your home in order to stay put and avoid moving. A custom renovation that makes changes to your home to suit your exact needs can be cheaper than moving! Renovation really can help you fall in love with your home all over again. Whether it’s a kitchen renovation, finishing the basement or adding an addition, a professional renovation with quality craftsmanship can result in creating a more functional home for you and your family.
When you think about the long term potential of what you will get out of the right renovation, it is worth creating a very realistic and sizeable budget so that you can get as many of the items on your wish list as possible. Changing your home can have such a positive impact on the way you enjoy everyday life – keep that thought in mind as you plan, design and build your renovation.
When you start a renovation, it can be tempting to try and find cheaper ways to get some of the work done or to start trimming your wish list to reduce your budget. The result? Most people regret both of those decisions!
If you are going to take the time and effort to go through a renovation (packing up items, potentially moving out of your home temporarily) – do it right the first time. Choosing the lowest priced contractor may seem like a solid financial decision at the time, but it’s a pretty true statement that you’ll get what you paid for.
Consider these real life examples:
“After choosing the cheapest quote, a company came in and and installed all of the duct work and the large unit air conditioning unit properly – but they cut corners when cutting holes in the ceilings and installed almost all of the vents at noticeably odd angles – none of them are straight with the wall! It is an annoyance to see that every single day and I regret not spending the extra money. If we could go back in time, we would have chosen a more experienced contractor who valued quality workmanship – no question!”
“During our renovation, our walls were open due to some electrical work, which would have been an excellent time to add wiring for the built in speaker system we always wanted. At the time, we decided not to add that to our renovation budget but realize now that having to re-open walls again would be much more costly and we regret not doing it when it make sense. Chances are we will never do it and it would have certainly added to the way we enjoy our home. It is our one big renovation regret.”
The Company You Keep
Finding the right contractor that will do their very best to help you achieve the home of your dreams is a big part in the overall success of any home renovation project. At domilya GROUP, we understand how much you value your time and your money. We believe in providing exceptional workmanship and have a strong and talented team that completes renovations for clients in the Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga areas. Our unique approach centres on our clients. We are very customer-focused, with our goal being 100% customer satisfaction. We don’t want you to settle when it comes to renovating your home. Contact domilya GROUP to book your complimentary consultation and let us work with you to create your dream home.