If you’re considering a home or condo suite renovation job, you probably have some questions.

Whether you’re renovating a house or a condo, whether your job is big or small, here at Keystone Ridge Developments, we’ve seen it all.

Below, you’ll find some of the more common questions we get asked. Take a look, and if you don’t find your question, feel free to reach out.

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The real answer is, it depends.

If you’re renovating a condo unit, the answer is almost always no.

However, if you’re putting an addition on a house, making a window opening larger, removing load bearing interior walls, you definitely will. The list of construction items that need a permit is very long.

When you work with Keystone Ridge Developments, though, you won’t need to worry about it. We’ll take care of the entire process for you, including determining whether you’ll need a permit and applying for one.

If you’re considering the value of your home as well as your own comfort, as most homeowners do, you’ll likely be factoring that into your renovation plans. The renovations that will bring the greatest return on your investment, though, often depend on your neighbourhood and the condition of the rest of your home.

If your kitchen is in particularly rough shape, for example, it may bring you a greater return to renovate that.

And if you have a crack in your foundation, don’t worry about that kitchen until you get that taken care of. In general, though, a good return on your home renovation investment can be as much as double.

Yes, Keystone Ridge Developments works with a number of trusted and reliable trades to bring you everything you’ll need. Whether your project involves plumbing, electrical, tiling, painting, flooring, custom storage, heating, interior design, custom countertops, landscaping, or anything else, Keystone Ridge has you covered.

We’ll bring in the right trades people your project needs.

If you’re considering this, chances are it’s because you love your neighbourhood and don’t want to leave. Either way, though, the answer to this question is, it depends. Contact us for a consultation – based on your needs, we’ll help you determine which option will be most effective.

Naturally, here in Canada we have this thing called winter. So if you’re hoping to do some exterior renovation work, it’s best to do it when the weather is warm. This is true as well for additions, wall replacements, or any other jobs that expose the inside of your home to the elements. For interior renovations, though, they can be done all year.

That depends on how involved your renovation job is. If you can work and live around your renovation, there’s nothing wrong with staying home. For example, if you have two bathrooms and are renovating one of them, or you’re getting your basement finished, a renovation job shouldn’t get in the way of your daily life too much.

However, the noise might be stressful for your family or your pets, especially if you have young children or you work from home. In that case, it might be a good idea to take a vacation while we renovate. Either way, we’ll discuss the project with you and let you know whether you can stay or you’ll need to make alternate arrangements.

Keystone Ridge offers our clients a one year written warranty on all of our substantial projects. Our trades people also stand behind the warranty.

That’s a good question. Can you?

If you’re a certified electrician, you can likely take care of the electrical work you need to do. And if you’re a certified plumber or HVAC professional, you can probably take care of that as well.

But if not, be wary – mishaps in dealing with any of these can lead to property damage as well as potential danger or even death for both you and your family.

As for landscaping, lifting heavy patio stones can lead to injury if you’re not used to it.

There’s nothing wrong with a do-it-yourself approach, if that’s what you want. But if you want the best, you should hire a professional.

Yes, you can.

But where will you find these trades people? Can you trust that they’ll do a good job on your project? Do you know enough about each of their trades to be able to tell when they’ve cut corners?

Do you know enough about how a home renovation project works to be able to coordinate each trade as they’re needed? Do you know how to plan for unexpected setbacks and issues?

And even if the answer to all of the above is “yes”, do you have the time to manage such a project? With all the other responsibilities you have on a day-to-day basis, are you able to give your home renovation project the attention it needs to make sure it doesn’t become a complete disaster?

If so, you’re probably already a home renovation project manager.

If not, contact Keystone Ridge Developments.


Contact Keystone Ridge Developments

Do you have a home renovation question that wasn’t answered above?

If so, Keystone Ridge Developments can help.

Contact us today – we’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you make the right decision for your upcoming home renovation project.

Want to get more out of your home? Keystone Ridge can help.

Call us today to find out how.