To Reno or Not: Do Research When Hiring Kelowna Renovation Contractors

Do your research to find the right Kelowna renovation contractors that can remodel your home the right way.

Do your research to find the right Kelowna renovation contractors that can remodel your home the right way.

With Kelowna home and property prices at an all-time high, and homes for sale in such high demand, renovating your home may be an investment worth making. But first, you need to find reliable Kelowna renovation contractors to not only do the job on budget and on time, but in the right way. Skimping on quality can be a costly endeavour in the long run.


Make sure you’re renovating for the right reasons

According to Preet Banerjee, author of Stop Over-Thinking Your Money, there are usually two reasons why this “generation of the renovation” chooses to renovate their homes. The first is that they want to improve their living space. The second is the belief that they are making an investment that will increase their home’s value more than the cost of making the changes. So how do you achieve that return on investment (ROI) from your home renovations? It depends on a number of factors, particularly on where you live and whom you hire to do the work. Looking for renovation companies Kelowna homeowners trust not to give misinformation or unrealistic quotes is a start.


Find the right contractor

There are a number of ways to find a contractor for home renovations Kelowna recommends. Finding sites where you can read testimonials and reviews is the first step. Here are some to get you started:

  • Google My Business
  • Angie’s List
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Yelp
  • Yahoo!
  • Facebook ratings and reviews
  • Houzz
  • Home Advisor


Ask the right questions

Once you have a list of prospective Kelowna renovation contractors in hand, don’t be afraid to ask some hardball questions, such as how many subcontractors will be needed to get the job done? The more people that are involved in your remodeling work, the more your labour costs will rise.

Here are some other questions to consider:

  1. What’s your business history?
  2. Can you give me a timeline?
  3. Which suppliers do you use?
  4. What permits are required for the job?
  5. Who will be on site, and who will supervise?
  6. How many hours will you put in during a day’s work?
  7. Can I get an itemized price list?
  8. What guarantees do you offer?


Start with the projects that have the best ROI

If it turns out that a full house remodel is out of your budget, you can get your chosen contractor to start renovating the rooms in your home that give you the best ROI. This can include the kind of newly remodeled kitchen Kelowna homes are having installed, or sunroom additions to escape overbearingly hot or cold Kelowna weather.


For more information, read our blog on 5 Home Renovations You Can Do for the Best ROI.


With more than 30 years of experience, Rafter 4K Contracting are the Kelowna renovation contractors you can trust to do your kitchen or bathroom remodel work, home addition, or other projects on time. We work together with our clients to make sure your project is completed to your specifications by offering helpful solutions that will work within your budget. 


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