Tuesday, 11 January 2011

10 Renovation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them: Lecture

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For those who want find out about renovation mistakes and how to avoid them, we found an interesting lecture on the subject.

Top 10 Pitfalls of Home Renovation

When: Thursday, January 20, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Bloor Gladstone Branch Public Library
1101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1M7
South side of Bloor Street, 1/2 block east of Dufferin Street; TTC Dufferin subway stop.

Poor planning, contractor absenteeism and budget/schedule overruns are a few of the common mistakes that undermine renovation projects.
Louise Green, a renovation consultant and certified project manager will reveal the top 10 renovation mistakes and how to avoid them.

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Please take a look on a couple of Wo-Built's articles:

Professional Versus Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Renovations

The message here is that unless you know what you are doing and really enjoy puttering around with home repairs and renovation projects, a professional renovation team can save time, aggravation and costly mistakes. The cost may be higher but the payback can be substantial in the long run. Peace of mind for a job well done, and the time for personal interests may be well worth the price tag. I know what my choice will be for future projects.
by Lonya Miller, Writer, Wo-Built Inc. - Innovative Design and Build

Why Customers Should Never Be Their Own General Contractors
Finally, naive customers are not aware of all the little details that go into finishing a job. The most common mistakes they make are not allowing enough offset from a sink backsplash to the faucets, so that your hands cannot get around them. Another common mistake is placing electrical boxes too close to doorways and then choosing wide casement which then has to have an ugly cutout to fit around them.
by Janice Bell, author of now famous Tales from the Renovation Track – the series of articles One Woman’s Experiences of Being a Renovator.

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