Summer is over, the days are cooler and the last thing on most Canadian homeowner’s minds is the home renovation they want to get started next summer. The only problem is, if you don’t start the process now, you will be in for an unpleasant surprise when spring rolls around and you find out how much red tape rests between you and the start of your home renovation. In order to help homeowners avoid these common mistakes, eieihome.com spoke with Bole Cirovic of Modular Home Additions, a GTA leader in the home renovation industry.
Never too early to start: “The number one thing that I tell clients is that it is never too early to start working on your permit now for next year’s renovation.” Cirovic explains. According to Cirovic, it often takes his clients at least 4-6 months to get a city approved building permit, which is required for any home additions to take place.
Don’t make this mistake: “The most common mistake I see is an influx of clients coming in early spring, when the nice weather gets them in the renovation mindset, and they are thinking that we can begin working on their project by the summer.” Cirovic explains. Unfortunately, it just does not work that way. If you want that summer renovation, fall is high time to start working through the administrative processes.
Additional considerations: “If you are planning a renovation, it will also help to acquire zoning information on your property from the city.” Cirovic explains. Your property will be assigned a specific value for gross floor area and lot coverage, which will dictate the extent of your renovations. Understanding your zoning limits will help avoid expensive and time consuming adjustments later on in the renovation process.
Go with the pros: “Home renovation projects can a demanding and stressful process, which is why we have a team of specialists that take care of pretty much everything for you.” Cirovic explains. With in-house trade and administrative experts, Modular Home Additions will take care of everything from permit applications to design and architectural planning. Due to their innovative renovation system, they are also able to carry out work for the full calendar year.
Do you have big plans for a home renovation project next summer? Don’t end up disappointed, start the process now by reaching out to Modular Home Additions via their listings here on eieihome.com.