How to Prepare for Your Home Renovation

Home Renovation

Our world is changing with staycations becoming more common just as renovations are becoming a popular and cost effective alternative to moving. With the benefits that accompany taking charge of your home and life, comes a bit of chaos. Often to build, you need to tear down something first. A critical aspect to modern renovation is responsible waste removal. This is where the professionals at Ontario Trucking and Disposal Ltd. can be a valuable asset. They will ensure, with their waste bin and disposal service, that construction and household waste is addressed in an ecological manner that provides you with peace of mind and a clean property to enjoy.

There are a number of motivations behind every renovation. For example to fix problems and inadequacies of an existing house, to improve its utility, efficiency, and daily use, to increase the overall value of the property, and to create a comfortable home to suit one's needs. To help you prepare for your renovation, including demolition and waste disposal, here are a few insights to assist with your planning.


In planning a renovation you need consider the space or structure being renovated. Is it structurally sound enough to do what you want? Then there are the why questions. Is it necessary to make the structure sound again? You also want to stay legal by confirming bylaws and having your contractor get the appropriate permits.

The next item to consider is your budget. This should include a contingency fund for surprises that will spring up. Once you have determined what you can afford to spend, do your research. This includes photos cut out of magazines of rooms that you love, understanding the cost of fixtures and materials that will go into your renovation and the time required so you know when to be out of your home or when water, gas, or hydro will need to be turned off. At this point you’ll need a reality check. Can everything be done within the budget? Does it need to be staged so you don’t accumulate a lot of debt.

Finally, you’ll need to find a good contractor who can complete the job on time and on budget. Insist on liability insurance, licensed trade work, industry standards, inspections, and material warranties. Insist on a contract with reasonable timelines for consultation, design, permits, material acquisition, and completion deadlines including penalties if breached unreasonably. Get advice from friends and others who have renovated and make sure you get several referrals before you sign any agreements.

Other critical elements include planning for the future with a high-quality job in a classic style. Keep tabs on the renovation, and the contractor, by checking the work flow and progress daily to minimize cost overruns. You also need to have fun. Renovations are messy and can be stressful. Try to remember to enjoy watching your space be transformed.

With industrial bins capable of handling all of your rubble and debris and over 30 tri-axle dump trucks to get a workload done right, the professionals at Ontario Trucking & Disposal Ltd. are the ones you need to clear a construction site. Whether you’re cleaning up years of yard waste, decluttering your basement, building or renovating call our family run business at 416-674-6858 today and we’ll help find the right bin solution for your need.

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