Home Renovation Planning And Design Toronto
Consider the usual scenario. A homeowner chooses 3-4 contractors to estimate their project. They meet and discuss the renovation with each of them for approximately an hour. On subsequent visits estimates are provided. To the homeowner’s dismay, each one is vastly different. Pricing is varied with different levels of detail – some with no details at all. The costs are also lumped together into one large sum, and there are also no drawings to see what the project and design will actually look like.
Now consider a different scenario. A homeowner chooses one contractor to plan and design their renovation. They discuss a ballpark budget for the scope of work that is suitable, and enter into a planning and design agreement with the understanding that they are not hiring the contractor to do the work, but for the planning and design. The contractor then explains he will provide exact figures and specifications that will meet the homeowner’s budget and preferences. He takes photos with digital measurements and detailed notes of the home. They both sit down and the homeowner provides specific details of what they want done with digital images of designs they like. Preliminary layouts are discussed, and before the contractor leaves he provides a material selection sheet with suggested suppliers for the homeowner to consider.
At the next visit, further details are discussed including the overall design, materials, and costs. The costs are reviewed to ensure they meet the budget, and additional work outside of the original scope are set aside as options for later consideration. The contractor shows the homeowner a 3D rendering of the renovation for review and shares PDF’s of design considerations and products.