How can you Hire the Right Person for Renovation?

Renovating your hoe is a bit of a hassle. Even when things are going well, it can be stressful. However, when you hire the right company to handle your renovations, it can be less stressful. Here are some of the things to know about hiring somebody for your renovations.

Who do you Need?

You need more than just one person on your team for renovations. It starts with an architect to help with the interior design of the actual space. They can also act as a general contractor, as well. Your architect should be licensed through the Alberta Association of Architects.

Another person you will need on your team is an interior designer or decorator. This person will help to create the space you desire and put the function into it. They can also help with the colour, planning, fabrics and lighting of the space. They may not be licensed, but you do want to find somebody that is a member a professional association.

If your architect won't be handling the general contractor's role, you will need a general contractor. They will take care of the planning, control, evaluation and organizing of the project. Your contractor should be licensed through the City of Calgary.

You will also need people in specific trades, such as plumbing, gas fitting, tile setting, cabinetmaking and electrical.

Where can you Find Professionals?

Some of the best places to look for the right professionals for your renovations include:

  • Canadian Homebuilder's Association
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Interior Designers of Alberta
  • The Alberta Association of Architects
  • Houzz
  • Home Stars
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association

These organizations will allow you to find professionals provide to do the job right.

Evaluating a Contractor

As you go through the process of interviewing the person, you need to be careful about who you choose. Make sure you get everything in writing and don't let them talk you into doing the project without a contract. You should also make sure everything is clearly worded, they have the right licenses, insurance and certificates for the job.

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