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How to Choose the Right Trades Professionals for Your Next Home Renovation

Home renovations can be an exciting time as a homeowner; you may be knocking down walls to enjoy a brighter open living space, you may finally be getting the layout for the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted, or maybe you’re finishing your basement that’s mostly been used for storage up until this point. Whatever your reno project may be, when it’s time to call in the big guns and find the right Shuswap trades professionals for the job, there’s a few questions to consider that can help you out:


How quickly do you want your home back to normal?

You’ll need to find home service pros that are available within your timeline. Make sure you give yourself a couple weeks of extra cushion for timing because with big renovations there’s often something that pops up and extends the projected completion date. Whether it’s an unexpected find behind the walls of your home or a delay with a permit, there’s bound to be something that takes things a little off track. Set realistic timeline expectations with your chosen professionals and ensure lines of communication will be open during the project for a more seamless experience.


How much do you have set aside for renovations?

Making sure you have a realistic budget for your project is key, and speaking with trades professionals will help give you a good idea of what your renovation will cost. There will also be other factors, like the quality of material, finishes, and fixtures that will come in to play – so depending on your flare for style, or if you’re taking a more modest approach, that will impact your reno reserve too. You’ll want to obtain a detailed quote from your potential home pros, based on your preferences, prior to any work commencing.


Where can you look for solid referrals?

Online reviews are getting more and more popular as a source for recommendations. If you search most businesses online, you’ll be able to find some kind of review about them; check their Facebook page or Google business page to see what their rating is. If you know of anyone local to you that have recently done renovations, start up a conversation with them about how their experience was and if they’d refer the companies they used. Or you could always ask the potential trades professional directly if they have past customers you could call for a reference.


Your goal is to find a home service expert that offers a fair price, while also offering quality workmanship. If you’d like some help getting in touch with skilled Salmon Arm trades professionals for your home renovation, give me a call at 250-833-6121 and I’ll connect you with my trusted partners I’ve gained from my experience in the real estate industry.

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