While you may have missed the boat on getting a summer renovation done this year, you’d be wise not to procrastinate when it comes to starting a new project next year.
“The biggest mistake people can make is thinking they have a lot of time,” says Vladeta Jericevic, owner of one of Toronto’s most popular building companies, Modular Home Additions.
They have a process that is recognized as one of the fastest ways to conduct an efficient home renovation, with new additions being added in just 3 days.
So why the rush to start planning your home renovation so early?
“Obtaining a building permit in the city of Toronto can be very difficult and can also delay a renovation project for up to six months. This is why we recommend that those who are considering a renovation, addition or new build get started immediately on obtaining the proper permits so that their renovation can commence as soon as possible” says Jericevic.
Many renovators, homeowners and contractors have found themselves frustrated with the permit situation in the city and as the team at Modular Home Additions has learned, the situation is not expected to change anytime soon.
So what can you do to ensure your project runs as smoothly as possible?
“Our goal is to educate clients and let them know that planning ahead is always a good idea. While we make the process easier on our customers by doing the leg work and obtaining the permits on their behalf, we have encountered long waiting times. In the end, we want to see our clients happy and in their new homes as soon as possible. Sorting out a permit early on can make that happen,” Jericevic says.
Permits are required for anything from building a new balcony or deck to the demolition of a wall, or even changing the sizes of your windows or doors. The legal issues involved with not having proper permits can result in heavy expenses and long, delayed projects. Working with a company that can handle all of the paperwork for you, such as Modular Home Additions, will significantly reduce your stress, allowing you to focus just on the fun and exciting part of your new renovation.
Get a head start on your next renovation project
Editor, Dawn Boshcoff