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August 13, 2017
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6 Home Renovations You Shouldn’t Do Yourself

Renovations

1. Electrical
Electricity is no joke. There are tonnes of standards that need to be met, and a poorly done circuit can be a major safety hazard. You need advanced electrical knowledge to do this job so it’s best to hire a certified electrician.

2. Breaking Down Walls
If you want to tear walls down to open up your space, DON’T DO IT YOURSELF! Walls support the structure of the house, so weight-bearing and support walls have to be dealt with accordingly. We have an in-depth understanding of the structure of the house, and we’re be able to identify a cosmetic wall versus a support wall to get the job done right.

3. Building or Renovating the Bathroom
The bathroom is okay if you’re not moving pipes around. Plumbing can be quite complicated, and if done incorrectly will cause you a lot of problems, like leaky pipes dripping through the drywall and causing water damage throughout the house.

4. Finishing the Basement
Renovating your basement is a huge task. Before you put up new walls and flooring, you need a professional to make sure the insulation is correct and that there are no cracks or leaks in the foundation or on the floor. You’ll also need someone to take care of the electrical.

5. Window Renovations
For the low cost of this renovation, hire a professional – we do windows at a very affordable price. If you do it yourself improperly, it could lead to air leakages that let hot and cold air escape, ultimately raking up your hydro bill.

6. Working with Granite or Marble
The high cost of materials like granite or marble mean it’s best to hire a professional like us to do the measurements and installation. Whether it’s countertops or tiles, making even a single mistake could cost you big.

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