Just mention you’re thinking about renovating or extending your home and you’ll start hearing horror stories about how stressful it is. Bad news gets shared quickly, and the most common stories we hear from clients are around how hard it is to find a trustworthy and respected builder.
Renovating can be stressful if not managed properly, and the last thing you need is to engage a contractor who appears to be qualified, experienced and professional, only to have things deteriorate after you sign the contract.
Find a home renovation company you can trust
You want a renovator who always has your best interests at heart, who can be relied on to provide solutions not problems – reducing your stress levels and helping make your dream home renovation easy.
Find a respected builder
You need a builder you can form a partnership with. As, from the moment you choose to add a second storey, build a granny flat, or add an extension, you will likely be communicating with your builder on a daily basis. If your home renovation or extension allows you to stay living in the home during construction, the likelihood is that you will get to know your builder very well. You need to find a respected home renovation you can rely on to undertake the project efficiently and expertly, and someone with whom you can communicate freely.
What to look for when choosing a builder:
- Reputation and track record
- Client testimonials
- High-quality completed projects
- Honest communication
- Transparent project inclusions
- High service standards
- Genuine interest in your project
- Organisation and attention to detail
Create a budget
It’s vital you are realistic in your budget, as your builder will work within those parameters, so make sure to allow for extras and unexpected costs. To reduce the risk of getting a nasty surprise, ensure that you receive a thorough and detailed project specification that outlines all the inclusions, exclusions, materials and construction methods. A one-page summary will not do.
It’s also important to consider how your proposed extension or renovation will affect other rooms in the house, as this may add to the cost and complexity. An experienced design and build renovator will take all of this into consideration and balance the implications of the design with your budget.
Understand what is important to you
No two renovations are the same, and what is important to you may be meaningless to someone else, so define what is a must-have (e.g. a granny flat for aging parents) and what is a nice-to-have (e.g. a pool house to relax in), as this will inform your decision-making as the project shapes up and costs are clarified.
Think about your long-term plans
By understanding your long-term plans, we can help create a beautifu
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Addstyle Master Builders is the team you can trust to create a personalised, detailed renovation or extension design that elevates your living standards and meets your budget. Since 1988 we have been helping WA families achieve amazing results by collaborating closely on home renovation projects.
With a full-service team of building professionals and a large network of trusted contractors, we are committed to delivering stress-free home renovations on-time, on-budget, and on-brand.
Get in touch to discuss your home renovation and find out why we are Western Australia’s most awarded home renovation builder and designer.