easy to become overwhelmed when trying to choose a remodelling expert or
contractor for your next home renovations project. Many homeowners have the
same worries and reservations. First, it is hard to find an expert you trust
and know can do a great job on your particular project. Second, many homeowners
don’t know their rights in terms of what they should be asking for as they move
along in the process.
Gordon, Owner of Your Reno Guys, takes the guesswork out of
starting your next renovations project, providing you with his top tips for a
successful renovations relationship.
potential renovation companies by using websites that rate and review
contractors in your area such as the Home Stars Website and ask for recommendations
from family and friends
with two to three contractors in person before choosing one for your type of
about permit requirements in your area
about qualifications and insurance of the people who will be doing your work
sure the contractor has liability insurance in case of accidents or damage in
for a written estimate and accurate breakdown of what is included
and call references and ask as many detailed questions as possible
the written estimate is agreed upon, request a written contract
sure to communicate about the progress of your renovation frequently
a record of the payments along the way
any final feedback you may have upon completion of the project
be in control of the money; never release more money than the services or
John Gordon 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 “Building Permits: When Do You Need One?,” Friday, January 22 6-7 PM,
and Sunday, January 24, 3-4 PM. John Gordon will also be available at the
Your Reno Guys booth at the show to answer all of your questions. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show!
JANUARY 21-24, 2016.