During a major home renovation, I recommend you move to another location to avoid the impact on your day-to-day life. Also, work can proceed faster when less coordination is required with trades.
Ask for references from previous clients regarding budget performance and timelines. A contractor should have strong relationships with multiple trades and industry organizations like the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association.
A reliable team of design professionals eases the process, reduces stress and helps you make choices that please you long after the renovation.
Design and contracting professionals have an immense knowledge of products to assist your decision-making. In such a competitive field, it is easy to become confused.
A professional is able to guide you to choices that are right for you, the environment, and the budget.
A home renovation is a very in-depth experience, and can seem daunting. Hiring the right people will ease the process and allow for a successful experience.