Canadians are exploring ways to improve their surroundings; we want to make our homes as inviting and versatile as possible. There is no better motivator than a bored family stuck in close quarters. So, prepare some snacks and get everyone together to discuss the possibilities.
B Gallant Homes Tips to Transform Your Home into a Staycation Destination.
RENOVATIONS & ADDITIONS
Don’t waste that vacation budget, invest it in your home.
Create a personal sanctuary that you’ll enjoy daily. Entertain family and friends in a new game room. Impress your guests with an outdoor kitchen and dining experience.
A renovation or addition is not a fleeting memory, but something meant to enhance your everyday life.
DO IT RIGHT
Hire a reputable Contractor.
Talk to your friends and family for recommendations and contact your local Home Builders Association for a list of licensed professionals in your area. Look for companies that offer an itemized estimate, a written contract, and a limited warranty.
Consult with your municipal building department for any requirements and permits necessary.
Budget more of your money on hardware and “built in” items. A quality structure, whether it’s a ground level deck or kitchen cabinets, increases functionality, performance, and investment return.
You can modernize a well-designed and professionally built space by altering décor to match the current trends, but décor will not mask a poorly constructed inefficient space.
WHERE TO START
Examine your home and property, look for underutilized spaces and inefficient design features. Once you have an idea of what spaces can be modified discuss the possibilities with your household.
Combined you’ll have a list of where and what to take to potential contractors for suggestions and estimates.
Incorporating versatility into your project from the start results in a beautifully designed and functional space that has the potential to grow with your family as interests change.
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