homeowners find the thought of taking on a home remodelling project daunting,
but it doesn’t have to be. If you do your homework, and find the right
contractor for the job, a remodel can be a fun and exciting project. Herb
Lagois, the President and Lead Designer at Lagois
Design Build Renovate, provides his top tips for homeowners to keep in mind when taking on
a remodelling project.
designs are the foundation. Make sure your design addresses your needs and solves the function or
flow issues in your home. A beautiful design is nice, but maximizing
functionality of your home for your current and future needs is
paramount. A great design build firm will spend time understanding your
family’s unique needs and their design should bring your vision for the space
for success. Selecting
your materials, finishes, fixtures, and appliances for your remodeling project
is great fun, but for some it can be daunting. Look for inspiring photos on
Houzz or Pinterest and share them with your remodeler. If you don’t know
where to start, allow your designer to guide you. Making all your
decisions before construction starts will keep your project on time and on
with a RenoMark Renovator. Why? Because these firms have been vetted and follow a strict code of
conduct. RenoMark Renovators are licensed, offer warranties, and are
members of their local homebuilder association. Always interview the firms
you are considering, ask them about their process and check their references.
the contract in writing. Make sure that the project scope is explained in detail and outlines
the price, payment and construction schedule. Don’t be afraid to ask
questions or request more detail where needed.
the process. Your
dream is about to come alive before your eyes! Allow yourself time to make the
proper decisions and celebrate the milestones along the way – framing, drywall,
appliances installed! Take the time to envision yourself in the new space and
how it will feel when it’s finished. It will be done before you know it!
Lagois will be sharing his tips and advice at the Ottawa Home & Remodelling Show
taking place January 21-24, 2016 at the EY Centre. Don’t miss his presentation “Hiring the Right Contractor for the Job” Saturday, January 23, 12-1 PM, and Sunday,
January 24, 1:30-2:30 PM. Herb
Lagois will also be available at the Lagois Design Build Renovate booth at the
show to answer all of your questions.
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JANUARY 21-24, 2016.