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A Guide to Home Additions in Alberta


The nature of Alberta’s real estate market is such that remodeling your home can be a very rewarding and profitable decision. Even renovating or adding selected rooms can greatly increase your property’s resale value. A home addition is among such renovations. Home additions generally require many specialized skills in different areas of home improvement. From architectural design to plumbing and electrical, a great contractor can combine these facets into one easy, effective and professional process for the homeowner.

While adding square footage and room to grow, studies suggest that expected ROI for home renovation projects can be over 100%. Home remodeling is also a viable option for homeowners who need to breathe new life into their surroundings with a budget in mind.

Here are some of the key tips and guidelines to help you prepare for your home remodeling and home addition projects.

Select the Best Contractor:

Deciding on a home renovation or home addition shouldn’t be an overnight decision. Take your time researching the latest trends and contact a reliable and experienced team of home renovators for exclusive insights. We highly suggest you interview 3 different contractors to find the one best suited to you and your requirements.

An ideal contractor will offer quality work within reasonable and realistic rates. Be wary of a contractor whose prices seem too good to be true. A qualified contractor will provide a detailed contract, be licensed, bonded, insured, offer warranty and be willing to give you required dates for your project’s completion. They should be able to understand your needs and ideas without any difficulty. Moreover, the contractor must be capable of devising the best layout and style that suits your day-to-day requirements perfectly. Being upfront about your requirements, expectations of the project and your budget is the best practice.

Checkout Resale Value:

Life can be unpredictable so even if you believe that you will be spending the rest of your life in the same home, there can be unexpected events forcing you to sell your property. For this reason, it’s beneficial to think from a resale perspective when planning any home additions. Avoid selecting a limited design as you may find it difficult to find potential buyers later. A bit of forethought while planning home upgrading will ensure that you recoup maximally from the investment.

Stay Away from DIY Approaches:

Depending on the type and extent of renovations, you may be able to perform a bedroom, living room or dining room remodeling on your own. However, we recommend that you never employing a DIY approach for structural renovations or renovating bathrooms and kitchens. You should never handle plumbing, framing, and electrical work without prior experience and necessary skills. Moreover, you cannot determine ideal materials and style of construction without having adequate knowledge about how different materials react to the environmental conditions while remaining durable.

Why Hire the Professional Home Renovation Experts at Kay2?

Home renovation is not an easy task. At Kay2 Contracting we understand that remodeling even a single room could be an overwhelming and daunting process. This is especially true in matters related to design and style, utilizing cost-effective methods of remodeling, superior construction quality, selecting the right materials, and ensuring a job done well enough to expect higher ROIs. This is why hiring professionals for your home renovation is so important. We believe that a home remodeling project should become a fun and exciting process when you have hired professional contractors for the job.

Are you ready for your home remodeling project or that new home addition? Whether you reside in Calgary, Canmore, Banff or Edmonton and surrounding areas, call us today and have our award-winning team transform your home.

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