Considering a home renovation project? With the start of spring in Ottawa, many people start to think about home improvements. How big of a project is on your wish list? Do you have things that need to be repaired, remodeled, renovated, torn down, or added to your home. MR Kitchens is an experienced kitchen contractor Ottawa residents have trusted for over 25 years.
Are you thinking about selling? Downsizing? Maybe applying some of the leftover cash to renovating a smaller home better suited for your lifestyle? Is your family growing? Do you need to move to a bigger home? Or is it better to stay put, and renovate the family home to better fit your needs, while remaining in the neighbourhood? Most of these scenarios mean you will be looking for a kitchen contractor Ottawa area.
If you are considering buying brand new, it is important to understand that brand new condo developments or townhouses also come with unknown costs. How well were they built? Will condo or community living be for you?
If you’ve decided to stay put and do a home renovation, or buy an older place and fix it up, here are a couple of things to think about. When undertaking any home renovation, always get an estimate from two or three contractors so you have a sense of costs and trades involved. Find an experienced contractor who is specialized to the type of project you are undertaking. This means that in the case of a kitchen cabinet renovation, you would be best served to hire a kitchen cabinet contractor and not a handyman or contractor who is specialized in other types of work. Make sure you ask for references, photos, and if possible, ask to chat to people who have had work done by this contractor. Lastly, always be prepared to budget more than you think it will cost, because often snags will come up, or you will decide on a small change or addition to the project.
Hopefully this post has helped answer some your renovation questions, at least enough to help get you started. If you are ready to renovate, or just starting to think about a kitchen or bathroom renovation, design team is available to discuss your project. Call us 613.225.5555 to book an appointment for a personalized consultation.
At MR Kitchens we design custom kitchens from start to finish, to create the perfect space you are looking for.