A professional contractor or renovator is someone who has the ability to handle interior and exterior aspects of the project and to coordinate all the professionals and workers into a single cohesive unit to give you the finished product you seek
When you are embarking on a project like a remodel or renovation, there are a lot of good people available to help with the project. A professional contractor or renovator is someone who has the ability to handle interior and exterior aspects of the project and to coordinate all the professionals and workers into a single cohesive unit to give you the finished product you seek. The contractor or renovator will coordinate all the subcontractors and deliveries, take care of inspections and supervision, and, in short, make your home turn out the way you want it, or better.
A renovation specialist is a professional renovator but who deals with a single type of remodel or addition, like kitchens, sunrooms, window replacements, etc. Some contractors deal with homeowners who have special needs like renovations to accommodate a disability.
A design/build renovator usually works with larger projects that will require design, architecture, or other drawings that must be completed even before determining costs and timeframe. This is a person or company that offers both professional designs as well as construction services. He or she is involved from the inception of the idea through completion.
Trade contractors provide specialized services like plumbers, HVAC, roofers, etc. These trade contractors work hand in hand with the renovation company. They are often part of the construction team. In addition, these are companies or individuals that the homeowner may hire directly for a single project, like a furnace replacement.
Kitchen and bathroom retailers are brick and mortar storefronts, outlets or showrooms where the homeowner can get up close and personal with the products and appliances they are looking for. They can see, touch and compare the products they are considering. Renovation contractors frequently work closely with these retailers to provide an integrated service.
Designers and architects are licensed, educated professionals who specialize in a single area. For instance an architect will prepare the blueprints for a project. A designer will offer décor advice.
Home Energy Advisors are licensed to assess the home’s condition and provide suggestions and upgrades to make it more energy efficient and comfortable. These individuals are licensed by Canada to inspect any or all of your home with the goal of an energy-efficient space. They use computer modeling to provide a visual of the suggested improvements. They also provide a written report for you to review. They work with your construction renovator to offer opportunities for energy saving.
Home inspectors are outside, third parties who will assess the condition of your home prior to any work to be completed. They let you know if there are serious repairs or replacements that will need to be made before starting on a remodel. They should be able to provide references, proof of insurance, and a resume.