You’ve decided to go for it and renovate your home…EXCITING! However, there are a few things to
consider before jumping right into it!

It’s All About the Budget

One of the most important elements of making the decision to renovate your home will be determining
your budget. You’ll need to go in with a clear idea of how much you are willing to spend on your project.
This will not only help you to prepare yourself cost-wise, but will allow your contractor to be open and
honest with you about the project and whether your goals are realistic before beginning. Write out your
wish list versus things that you may be willing to leave on the design cutting room floor.

Design Goals

Think about the scope of your project and what your design ideas & goals are. Are you wanting to
remove walls to open the space up? Sketch things out on paper, pin images online, create an idea board,
whatever you feel comfortable doing! Going into a renovation with a plan in mind can help avoid delays.
Design takes time, so having an idea of what you’re looking to achieve is important. Even if you are
working with a designer, it always helps to have your own ideas of what you envision for your space.

Expectation vs Reality

Research inspiration photos, colours, materials as well as what the pros, cons & costs of each of them
are. You want to ensure you are getting the look you want but also that you can afford to have that look.
You may love the seamless design of a gorgeous quartz countertop flowing up onto your kitchen
backsplash, but make sure you are aware of this pricey upgrade before also throwing in that upgraded
rose gold plumbing fixture finish!

Get to Know Them

Be sure to take the additional time needed to research your contractor. Renomark is a trusted
accreditation only carried by 96 Renovators in Calgary. This provides you, as the homeowner, a piece of
mind that your renovation will be handled professionally and with the highest of standards. After all,
you’re essentially entering a relationship with someone that can last a few (stressful) months, so you’ll
want to feel comfortable that you’ve made the right choice.