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On CTV: Common renovation planning questions

November 6, 2017

In part two of Steve’s latest appearance on CTV News at Noon with Leanne Cusack, he discusses the topical issue of flooding in Ottawa, before sharing some of the most common questions we hear regarding the very early stages of the planning process. Armed with these answers, we hope you can comfortably begin your renovation project, leading to your own unmistakable home!

If everyone involved in the project is still speaking at the end of it, you know it’s been a successful project. And that comes through careful planning at the outset. But renovation planning begins even before you select a company.

The planning stage is the most important part of any renovation. While clients are usually eager to get into construction, we want to methodically walk them through each stage to make sure it will be a comfortable process and a beautiful finished result.

Here Steve shares with CTV viewers how to deal with some of the most common issues as a result of the high rainfalls, before diving into our most popular planning questions:

  1. Identify what you are trying to achieve with a renovation. What are the “pains” of your existing home or space?
  2. What type of contractor do you need?
  3. What’s a cash deal and why shouldn’t you do them?
  4. Can you live through your renovation?