Home renovations are a complex undertaking. From a simple upgrading of a bathroom or laundry to building a second storey, demolition or even raising an entire home, renovations are a multifaced operation.
With Australians spending more time at home since the pandemic began – fuelled by government incentives for major renovations – many are reconsidering their living spaces, and spending significant amounts to create their dream environment.
This is why it is vital to select the right renovator.
This can be a daunting task given there are many renovation companies nationally. Some specialise in certain parts of the home, such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Others focus on more niche features – such as a wine cellar or fitting out a home office.
Many provide a full-service which entails designing, gaining council approval, sourcing the right materials and managing the project efficiently.
When selecting a renovation company, it is important to do research. See what they offer. Many renovators have an online portfolio of their previous projects on either their website or social media platforms. This can be a good way to determine if projects they have worked on in the past align with yours.
Next, it is important to use professionals with appropriate licences and qualifications. If unsure, ask them directly what credentials they have. More often than not, this can be checked using various government sources online, including if licences are up to date.
This leads to the next category – open communication. Both parties need to communicate in a clear manner.
From the onset, be clear about what you want to achieve, while being aware of costs and timeframes – including being prepared for contingencies that may occur during the construction phase.