Have a renovator look over your place
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.