So the moving is entirely over. You can finally put that chapter to rest. Regardless of whether it went good or bad, moving is a tiresome endeavor. And we completely agree and furthermore understand. With our extensive experience in this line of work, we started to understand just how much of a tole it takes on people. The packing, the loading, the relocating, unloading and unpacking your moving boxes. However, unless you were ever so fortunate (or wealthy) to purchase a home designed strictly to your needs – there is one final step left. You will have to, sooner or later, renovate your new home.
Now, this is ever so troublesome, as well. It takes a lot of time as well as a lot of resources. It is a logistical adventure. Also, it requires extensive creativity and handiness. There are two ways to go about doing this. One, you can do it all yourself. This is quite doable. And in the process, you might save quite a few bucks. On the other hand, even though you will be saving a lot of money – you will end up losing a lot of time. In comparison, hiring someone to do this for you might end up taking little to no time, but far more money.
Hire someone to renovate your new home
This is the easy way out. And in our entirely subjective, and to an extent irrelevant, opinion – the less fun way out. Sure working around the house might take up time and resources, but when I was doing it I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun.
Regardless, we are talking about hiring someone to renovate your new home. When doing so you will want to seek someone with an established portfolio. It doesn’t matter what type of work needs to be done, you will want them to have experience in the field. Now, this may sound a bit harsh towards the fresh, new companies in the market. But the reality of the matter is that you will most likely not risk ruining your new home with some freshly unbaked company.
Search the web. Today there is absolutely no reason to be ignorant or to be old school. Everything is online. The good, the bad, the ugly. You can roam the forums dedicated to this subject and endlessly roam various rooms until you find the thing you are looking for. Also, reviews that you can stumble upon can be quite good or horrific. Either way, you will know if you are on the right track or not.
Once you do end up finding a few companies you might like – interview them. Bring them to your home for a live inspection. Express your ideas and try to help them visualize what you are trying to achieve. The better you do this the better they are going to be able to do their job.
Talk about their suppliers
Usually, these types of company have their suppliers. These suppliers allow them to purchase materials such as woodworks, paint, and tools at a much lower price. The lower the price for them – the lower the price for you. This is why you will want to bring forth more than a few companies and allow them the opportunity to compete. This way you will end up with the best possible price tags for the work they are about to do.
Oh, and one last thing. Even though you hired them to do the job, this does not mean you should basically never show up. Go into occasional inspections and keep watch over what they are doing. This doesn’t mean that they might decide to go up against your wishes, no, far from it. This just means that maybe they did not interpret your wishes the way you hoped they would. These miscommunications are an often sight, so don’t stress about it. The best way to fix it is to be involved. So go into “inspections”, take a look and just make sure that you have been on the same page the entire time.
Give constant feedback
Basically, communicate your wishes or changes of heart, if you have any. This is what you are paying them for, and this is what they are here to do. Make the home to be just the way you want it to be. This is why a constant feedback loop is important. If you have many components incoming for the renovation, and you have no space to put them in – consider hiring storage facilities in Ontario.
Do the renovation yourself
The more fun, creative and engaging way is to renovate your new home all by yourself. You can engage your entire family, and together create wonders for your new home. Nobody is going to be able to make your wishes come true better than yourself.
This way you also save a bunch of money. And if you are in no explicit rush to get everything done you can take weekends and work on your little home project. So as far as time goes, you won’t be shackled that much.
Another added value is the fact that today you can learn how to assemble a helicopter on YouTube. There is absolutely no reason why you can’t learn how to do many, if not all, the things you need on this same platform. If you need to rebuild a part of the wall, break it through or paint it – just go to YouTube and ask it how to do it. You will save money, you will have fun and you might learn a thing or two!
If not, most of the reliable Ontario movers will be able to give a few suggestions as to who you can call for assistance when you decide to renovate your new home.