Toronto Homes: 10 Insider Tips on Renovating
June 26, 2014
Anyone who buys a Toronto home or perhaps a downtown condo shouldn’t be surprised that even though your new place may have been marketed as ‘move-in’ ready, there’s always something that eventually needs to be done; you’ll always want to personalize it!
With a condo or a century home, undertaking a renovation – whether it’s a small job or gutting an entire floor – can be daunting. We’ve all heard horror stories of bathrooms left half finished, illegal wiring and living through half a year’s worth of dust when the job should have taken a few weeks and more.
Most of us are so far out of our comfort zone when it comes to construction that we’re grateful when the contractor just shows up. Sadly, it’s never as simple as it looks on HGTV. He may be adorable, but Scott McGillvray can’t oversee every renovation in the city. So how do you ensure that your renovation will go as smoothly as possible? Ironically enough, it’s HGTV that offers some tips – from asking for references (and not just a few) to not paying cash or taking the cheapest estimate that will help ensure that your renovations go according to plan – or at least as close to plan as possible.
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