Have a ren­o­va­tor look over your place

The Telegram (St. John’s) - Home Buyers' Guide - - METRO REGION -

Do-it-your­self ac­tiv­i­ties ac­count for the vast ma­jor­ity of ren­o­va­tions and home re­pair projects.

For many home own­ers, these an­nual projects are a source of con­sid­er­able en­joy­ment and pride.

The only ad­vice of­fered by the Cana­dian Home Buildersʼ As­so­ci­a­tion is to con­sider your own skills and abil­i­ties when plan­ning your projects—knowl­edge of build­ing codes and good build­ing prac­tice is es­sen­tial for many projects. Get­ting in “over your head” can end up cost­ing more money than hir­ing pro­fes­sional help in the first place.

If you in­tend to carry out ex­ten­sive ren­o­va­tions to your home in stages over a pe­riod of time, it is likely that some of this work is go­ing to re­quire pro­fes­sional help.

Con­sider ask­ing a ren­o­va­tor to look over your plans and pro­vide ad­vice and cost es­ti­mates on these por­tions of the work. A pro­fes­sional ren­o­va­tor will be glad to help you fine-tune your plans.

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