When the average homeowner considers home renovations, it becomes apparent that most of us haven’t got the slightest clue as to how much home renovation projects may cost. One of the reasons for this is that the options are vast and the price can vary depending on whether you’re renovating the whole house, a kitchen, a bathroom or a basement. A factor that will also impact the cost is the quality of materials. Luxury renovations with high-end finishes will yield better results but can drive up the cost of a renovation. It’s ideal to find a contractor that has established relationships with suppliers that will allow you to take advantage of industry discounts.
Renovating different rooms can cost different prices. Kitchen and bathroom reno projects often involve plumbing and electrical work, as well as cabinetry and countertop installation. Custom cabinetry and countertops generally cost more, but can be ideal as you will be able to modify the style and layout to meet your specific needs. You will also want to consider the cost of engineering and architectural design if required. Permits are required for many renovations, so be sure to determine who will be responsible for applying for the permits to complete your reno.
Reno Project Breakdown
If you want to make major changes but don’t know where to start, then your first step is finding a renovator that can act as an agent throughout the permit process. They will be able to create the architectural drawings required to apply and receive a permit.
Before you start demolition you will want make your finish selections. Doing this ahead of time will give you an opportunity to any delays in receiving product. Some decisions you will want to make early in the reno process is cabinetry, countertops and flooring as they may take longer to manufacture and ship.
Kitchen and bathroom countertops come at a large array of materials and prices, but you will be choosing between natural stone, engineered stone, block wood, laminate or tile. See an elaborate explanation about each in the article Choosing Countertop Materials.
We hope this gives you a better idea of what is involved in the home renovation process. Good luck! And if you need some expert advice for your Toronto home renovations or home additions call us now and we will be happy to assist you.