Truthfully, with so much confusion about how and where to start, the thought of renovating was daunting. My husband John and I, were also both deeply concerned about the renovation nightmare stories that we had heard about so often.
move option was
We had spent the better part of eight months considering the alternative of finding and buying a home that would have all the features that we wanted. We spent weekends going through open houses and researching the market with our realtor.
just not affordable.
I vividly remember the feeling of being confused and powerless. Though we have always been careful financially, I realized that time was flying by. We wanted to do either move or renovate while the kids were still young enough for us to enjoy our dream home as a family.
The five years since we had moved into our existing house had flown by so fast.
pre-planning process we followed eliminated
surprises during construction.
Eventually, we came to the conclusion that cost to find our "dream" home in the neighbourhood that we loved living in was just too much for us to afford.
Starting to plan for our renovation.
really sure about how to get started, we met three renovation
contractors and two architects. Each of them had come very
highly recommended to us by a family member, friend or friend
of a friend.
These meetings quickly made us realize a few things. We didn't
have the knowledge to understand what it was we were asking
for in the first place. We discovered that each renovator
and architect had a different way of working and a different
way of charging for their services.
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we did get some good ideas about possible changes to the house,
there were just so many options. While one of the architects
felt that we shouldn't put any money into the house, one contractor
felt that we should tear the house down completely and start
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finally found what we NEEDED!
learning how to control our budget, we found
the money to build an incredible ensuite bathroom!
seemed so confusing until one day, I was just browsing through
a local paper and
noticed an article featuring an innovative approach to renovation.
All I can say is this. As I read about this approach to renovating,
I was so relieved!
It was exactly what John and I had been looking for. For the
first time in so long, I had feelings of hope and excitement
about the possibility of actually getting the home that we'd
been dreaming about .
Sometimes it's not who you know, but what you know
project started on April 18 and was completed on schedule and
on budget twenty two weeks later.
managed to carve out the space for a really
cool main floor Powder Room.
This amazing approach to renovation gave us the confidence and
understanding that helped John and I throughout our renovation
If you're thinking about renovating at any point in the future
and feeling confused or even slightly uncertain about where
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I wish you the best of luck with your project!
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