Have you recently purchased a “fixer-upper” and are looking to start the home improvement process? Or, maybe you’ve lived in a well-loved house for years and think it’s time for an update? No matter the reason for your whole house renovation, you need to contact an experienced full house renovation team in Toronto. Our team at Renovation Collective Toronto has over 20 years of experience with updating old Toronto homes. Contact us today to learn more.
GTA Home Improvement Experts Near You
Sometimes a house needs a full top-to-bottom renovation. It’s a project with a large scope and a massive amount of planning. If you are looking to tackle a full house renovation you need to speak to experienced home improvement experts in your area that can help determine the best way to proceed and execute your vision. At Renovation Collective Toronto, we have handled many whole house renovations and understand the caveats that come with renovating an old house. We will walk you through every step of the process, making sure to communicate issues as they arise and handle them efficiently and cost-effectively.
Renovating an Old House
There are many century homes and heritage homes within the GTA. Renovating an old house can be difficult as there are many caveats that only an expert in this area would understand. It’s important to work with a company that has experience working with old Toronto homes so that once the project is complete your house is up to current building codes and is also energy efficient.
Home Improvement Rebates
The Canadian Government offers rebates to Ontario homeowners who make eligible retrofits on their homes. If you’re planning a whole house renovation, it’s likely that you would qualify for these rebates and will get money back for specific upgrades. Learn more about the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program before you start your project.
What To Know When Planning To Renovate A House
There are many reasons you might decide to renovate your home. It could be to increase the resale value, it could be that the space just doesn’t work for your family anymore, or maybe you just want a significant change. Whatever the reason there are things you should be aware of when attempting a project like this.
Planning Cannot Be Emphasized Enough
Before you do anything else you need to speak with a qualified home improvement expert near you to determine a comprehensive building plan. Wants can be different than realities and speaking to a professional can help you determine what can and can’t be accomplished. It helps to make a list of the things you want to do with your home renovation and list them in order of priority of what you most want to be done and things you would be willing to go without should your budget run out.
Home Structural Needs Come Before Wants
Although adding a Jacuzzi soaker tub to a bathroom, a surround sound media room in a basement, or a professional-grade double-wall oven in a kitchen might be high on your renovation priority list, it is ultimately more important to take care of the bones of your home, making sure they will last for years to come. When creating a plan for your whole house renovation make sure to look at the roofing, plumbing, electrical, windows, and foundation to see if any of these need to be taken care of during the renovation.
Consider “Behind The Walls Work” While Things Are Opened Up
It is easier to install new electrical outlets or upgrade your HVAC system while the walls have been opened up during a renovation. When planning a whole house renovation, take the time to consider what upgrades could be worth adding to your plan while your house is in this state. It will take more time and cost more money to have to open the walls back up to add these things later.
Create a Contingency in Your Budget
Whenever a renovation is being completed there are sure to be hidden unforeseen costs. This is even more important when you’re updating an old house as the cost of renovating an old house can be much higher than a more recently built house. When creating your renovation building plan make sure to set aside a sum of money to cover these costs so that hopefully you won’t have to scratch items off of your renovation wish list. We recommend 20% but depending on the type of renovations you plan to do it could be more or less. At Renovation Collective Toronto we can meet with you to discuss your specific project and help you determine a proper amount for a contingency budget.
What Our Clients Say
“We are so thrilled with the contracting work executed by Josh and his team for our main floor renovation. Renovation Collective Toronto went above and beyond following a friendly, thorough approach and exceeding our expectations. Their delivery was timely, well-priced and Josh was amazing at updating us throughout the duration of the project.”
Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
By: Paige Purvis
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Contact Us for A Whole House Renovations Quote
At Renovation Collective Toronto we pride ourselves on providing outstanding quality work in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Located in the Greater Toronto area, we are more than happy to come to your home to discuss your whole house renovation plans, helping you assess the level of work required and providing you with a free quote. Contact our office today to set up your appointment.