The Secret to Successful Home Renovations

In early 2014, we published a quick guide called "How to Plan a Successful Renovation". In it, we shared the story of a gentleman who contacted us two weeks before Christmas to inquire about renovating a bathroom as a Christmas gift for his wife. It would have been a wonderful gift -- if he (and his wife) started planning the renovation months earlier.

Successful renovations depend upon careful planning and collaboration. It is a recipe for trouble to rush the process. (We also think it is a recipe for trouble to surprise a spouse, partner or roommate with a renovation that does not incorporate his or her input, but that is a discussion for another day.)

What are the secrets for successful home renovations? Take a look at our guide on the topic and this recent Houzz Ideabook by Toronto architect Jeffrey Veffer. He makes some great points! To read the full article on a single page on the Houzz website (as opposed to the excerpted slide show mode shown here), just click any photo.


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How to Plan a Successful Renovation

What's the #1 renovation mistake? We feel it is not allowing enough time for careful planning.

Planning is essential for a project that stays on schedule, within budget, and successfully transforms your home. Upfront planning includes: Planning a Successful Renovation guide

  • Considering function and aesthetics for the renovation
  • Creating a master plan for this and future renovations
  • Establishing a realistic budget
  • Understanding local building and historic commission regulations
  • Designing a renovation that achieves your goals within your budget
  • Selecting finishes, hardware and other items
  • Setting realistic schedules

To find out more, please read our free guide on planning a successful renovation. You may download the 8-page PDF guide at the link below.

If you have questions or would like to discuss a possible project, please email Paul or call us at. Now is the perfect time to plan your summer renovations!


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Our Latest Ebook: Aging-in-Place Renovations

Aging-in-Place and visitability renovation issues have been a hot topic in our office recently. I testified at the State House in early May about visitability, we became members of the National Aging in Place Council, and we wrote an ebook about renovating to age-in-place.

Why the emphasis on aging-in-place? We certainly design and build renovations for homeowners of all ages. No matter the age of the homeowner, we feel it simply makes good sense to plan for potential future issues when renovating a home. Even if you don’t intend to grow old in your house, a major renovation is the ideal time to make your home as welcoming as possible to visitors and guests of all ages and mobility.

aging-in-place renovation ebookWhat is aging-in-place and visitability? Why should you consider such issues if you are still young? What are key aging-in-place renovation elements?

I hope you will consider reading our free ebook on Renovating to Age-in-Place to find out more. You can download it at the link below.

Please email me or call us at if you have any questions or would like to discuss a possible project.

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