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DO IT RIGHT! WORK WITH A PROFESSIONAL RENOVATOR.
have the knowledge, experience and commitment to take your renovation from idea to successful
An experienced renovator will work with you to get the most
out of the space and features of your home; create new space to blend with the old; brighten
up your home naturally; and combine comfort and practicality with style with style and great
Professional renovators will explain the technical
aspects of your project. For instance, walls may have to be stripped and dry-walled before installing
new kitchen cabinets; old bathroom sub-flooring replaced; or I-beams installed in place of load-bearing
walls. Additions must be carefully tied in with the existing structure.
The "invisible elements" can be an important part of
your project. Your renovator will advise you if you need to install new electrical wiring and
plumbing, relocate heating ducts and registers or consider a new furnace to handle the extra
heating requirements of an addition to your home.
Renovation offers a great opportunity to upgrade
your home's energy performance for comfort and savings. Your renovator will inspect your home
and make appropriate recommendations about insulation, air/vapour barrier, and high-performance
windows and doors.
A CLEAN LIVING ENVIRONMENT
Controlling moisture, dust and pollutants
can make a big difference in the air quality of your home. Consult with your renovator about
ventilation, air filtration and low-odour finishing products. In a basement renovation, special
measures like damp-proofing may be recommended.
Choose products based on their quality and value; compatibility
with your total look; maintenance requirements; and manufacturer's warranty. Make sure that all
products meet Canadian Standards. Ask your renovator for advice.
BEFORE THE WORK BEGINS
Professional renovators know what it takes to
get the job done and protect your home at the same time! They will consult with you to determine
the best access for, trades, materials and equipment; how to safeguard your garden; and how to
isolate work areas from the rest of the house.
When you work with a professional renovation contractor, you can look forward
to a positive experience and results that you will enjoy for years to come.
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