With summer over and families back into their fall routines, you may find yourself thinking about that much-contemplated home renovation project. “This is good,” says Paul Napolitano of Royal Home Improvements. “Fall is a good time to get started.”
eieihome.com spoke to Paul Napolitano, one of Toronto’s largest and most trusted residential renovation general contractors, about what to consider when planning/beginning a home renovation at this time of the year.
Renovations require planning
All projects require planning, but especially renovations and home additions. Whether you are adding space, addressing mobility needs, or updating the kitchen, the sooner you start capturing ideas and planning the work, the earlier you will be ready to renovate.
Renovations requiring permits, municipal design approval or custom cabinetry can stretch out over weeks to months. Being prepared for those timelines requires a plan.
“Royal Home Improvements project advisors and project managers help homeowners understand the design/build process and work with the homeowner to create and maintain a project schedule,” says Napolitano.
Now is the time to find a contractor
Homeowners have options for finding a professional contractor. The development of sites like eieihome.com allows homeowners to easily find and compare local contractors. Using eieihome.com, homeowners can learn about renovator capabilities and read useful reviews.
Home and lifestyle shows are a good place to meet experts and get ideas
Napolitano recommends attending home shows in order to meet prospective contractors and get to speak with the experts. Having a discussion with a professional is a great way to move the project forward.
Royal Home Improvements is exhibiting at the Toronto Zoomer Show (Enercare Center Exhibition Place) on the last weekend of October. “Royal Home Improvements is the only residential renovation general contractor recommended by CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons).” says Napolitano. “We are proud to be recognized in this way.”
Royal Home Improvements has knowledge of home modifications that benefit aging homeowners and will be demonstrating its capabilities at the show. Concepts like barrier-free bathrooms interest GTA homeowners who want to live comfortably in their homes.
Renovators make house calls
Another way to start planning, or progress the design in the fall, is to meet with a representative in your home.
“Royal Home Improvements project advisors meet with homeowners daily at a time and place convenient to the homeowner.”
Per Paul Napolitano, the role of the project advisor includes providing a free estimate and assisting the homeowner with design decisions and planning.
Before the snow flies, speak with a contractor you trust so you can progress your planning, start the design, or place an order. Interior renovations can proceed during any month of the year. Exterior work and major additions can be impacted by winter conditions.
Depending on the scope of work, there may still be time to complete the kitchen renovation before the family arrives for the holidays.
No matter your renovation goal, kitchen remodel or second-story addition, now is a good time to move ahead. Fall is a good time for planning.
For more information on how Royal Home Improvements can assist you in your renovation plans, visit Royal Home Improvements online! We also encourage you to read customer reviews to see what people like yourself have to say about this renovator!
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Written By: Jessica Vitullo