Anyone who has gone through a renovation of any kind can tell you it can be one of the most stressful experiences on the home front. There are worries about finances and meeting budget expectations. Worries about the project getting done on time. The simple stress of living in a chaotic environment when the renovation is taking place is a major concern.
Make no mistake about it, renovations are popular in Canada. First, they enhance the living experience for homeowners. Deciding to renovate can also add value to a home if people are intending to sell their most valuable asset. Debating whether or not all home renovation projects are a good idea is a futile as determining whether or not real estate is a good investment these days. Yes, there are spots where homes are over-priced. There are many variables, so how can we give just one accurate answer to a question that impacts a nation of people?
Going through a home renovation can be a tough (and relationship testing!!) thing to do. No matter how many homes you have renovated, there are variations to each project. Each renovation seem to come with its own unique “surprise!” … whether it’s a pricey asbestos job to a failing roof or wiring that’s not up to code … first piece of advice is to expect the unexpected.