The best way to achieve a successful renovation project is through problem solving. Whether making a front porch more inviting, a kitchen more functional or carving out a better flow in a floor plan, entrants in the three renovation/addition categories, which were defined by price, say knowing how to get maximum results with a limited budget is key.
Getting The Best Renovation Value
Herb Lagois says that when it comes to giving clients the best value as well as what they’re looking for, he offers two options and does a cost comparison. The process, he says, has to be interactive with the client because when it comes to budgets, it’s always a challenge.
“It’s one thing to create the infrastructure or the structure,” he says. “And then it’s another thing to deal with finish, selection, and then the materials. I always relate it to buying a car. Once you start looking at all the options, it’s amazing what’s out there.”
Finding Hidden Renovation Costs Before They Happen
He holds what he calls a “trade day” where all relevant trades for a project are brought in to assess issues that might come into play and squeeze the budget. It’s meant to avoid cost overruns. “So if the plumber discovers something, then we can address it up front,” says Lagois. “So hopefully as best as possible, we can deal with a lot of unknowns.”
If you are interested in stretching your renovation dollar, consult the renovation experts at Lagois Design and Construction, serving Ottawa and surrounding counties. Contact us for a renovation consultation to assess your needs and budget. 613-489-2345.