Embarking on a home renovation project is an exciting opportunity to transform your living space. We’ll cover valuable tips you can use to start and complete your renovation with a contractor of your choosing.

When you decide to complete a home renovation with a general contractor, you must trust the company you hire. If you have fears holding you back from working with a general contractor for your home renovation, read on to see how Hammerdown can assure you that your home is in skilled hands – during each step.

Know that, at the end of the day, we both want the same thing from your home renovation: a positive experience and stunning results.

But we will go beyond – you don’t need to take our word for it. Throughout this article, you’ll find links to Google Reviews that show how much our clients love our work – with specific examples of how we helped them.

How to overcome the fear that has prevented you from starting a renovation?

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If renovating your home with a general contractor is a fear of yours, here are a few tips to start to overcome the fear.

Research and Due Diligence

  • Research potential general contractors thoroughly, checking their credentials, reviews, and past projects.
  • Request references and speak to previous clients to gain insights into their experiences.

How do we help clients overcome the fear of an under-researched home renovation project?

Our clients rely on our 100+ years of combined general contracting experience that continues to serve and delight the Winnipeg home renovation market. We put in the effort, uncover all potential risks, and deliver a budget and timeline you can rely on – before we start any construction. 

Our willingness to go above and beyond – and put in more effort than other companies – in the pre-planning and planning stages of your home renovation means there are generally no surprises.

Google Review: Highly detail-orientated home renovation planning – https://g.co/kgs/5KVhaQ 

Google Review: A kitchen renovation built on planning, trust, and communication – https://g.co/kgs/g2awcu 

Interviewing general contractors

  • Schedule interviews with the shortlisted general contractors. 
  • During these meetings, assess their communication skills, professionalism, and expertise. 
  • Ask for references and contact past clients for feedback. 

How do we help clients overcome the fear of interviewing general contractors?

We love explaining how we will complete your home renovations - just ask us

When it comes to talking to our team, we’re all personable, friendly, easy-natured individuals. We love our craft – and our goal from the moment we start the conversation about your home renovation – is to get to know you.

Only in truly understanding what you need from your home will we be able to design a space that suits your lifestyle needs now and in the future.

Google Review: Planning a basement laundry room renovation – https://g.co/kgs/kzufaS

Google Review: Planning an extensive main floor renovation – https://g.co/kgs/T3Qp9W

Request Certificates and Insurance

  • Ask for copies of the contractor’s licenses, certifications, and insurance coverage.
  • Verify licenses, certifications, and insurance coverage.

How do we help clients overcome the fear of asking for credentials?

We will happily supply you with any licenses, certifications, and insurance coverage documentation you want – to obtain peace of mind. We want you to feel completely confident in selecting our home renovation company for your general contracting needs.

In addition to the hard evidence, we will also gladly talk about our experiences with Winnipeg renovations, go into detail about our expertise with kitchen renovations, bathroom or ensuite renovations, or accessible-living renovations – and relay our credentials like long-standing MHBA member and Master Builders and Renovators. And, when you come to visit our showroom – we’d be overjoyed if you asked us about our awards. (but don’t feel that you have to!)

Google Review: Interviewing thoroughness for a basement renovation – https://g.co/kgs/1bXpEb

Trust Recommendations and Reviews

  • Trust recommendations from friends, family, and trusted sources who have had positive experiences with the contractor.
  • Read reviews and testimonials on Google, Facebook, or other websites to gain further insights into the contractor’s reputation and craftsmanship.

How do we help clients overcome the fear of trust with home renovations?

We take pride in our work, and craftsmanship, and it shows in the result of your home renovations

I’ll start by saying – there is nothing more valuable to our business than a happy client. But what’s even better? A satisfied client that refers us to family or friends – or books additional home renovation projects as repeat clients.

It’s not by accident that our clients love working with us. We will make your home renovation experience a pleasant, enjoyable process that you wish you’d done sooner. There is no greater reward than at the end of a project when we’re already lining up our next renovation via referral – and you can trust me when I say that.

If you’re still unsure about who you want to hire as a general contractor for your home renovations – I would kindly ask, even encourage, that you take to the Internet – and see what others have said about our work.

Google Review: Trust us with your home – https://g.co/kgs/1bXpEb

Google Review: Recommending us for bathroom renovations – https://g.co/kgs/rpqrJF

Google Review: A repeat client that loves working with us – https://g.co/kgs/3841pF 

Google Review: A bathroom renovation, then a kitchen renovation – https://g.co/kgs/4auoSC 

Google Review: Repeat client has us complete a whole home renovation – https://g.co/kgs/G8y5TP 

What happens with dust and other disruptions while my home is being renovated?

While it’s impossible to eliminate dust completely and disruptions during your home renovation, we highly respect your home. Scanning our reviews will tell you that we treat our clients’ homes like our own throughout a renovation project.

Some top comments referencing how we work can be found regarding how “clean” we work. Below is a short list of how we set up home renovation to ensure minimum dust and disruptions.

We clean up our work environment every night to ensure your not displaced during home renovations
  • We use plastic sheets or temporary walls to create containment areas, isolating the construction zone from the rest of your house.
  • Zippered plastic barriers and floor-to-ceiling plastic sheets are installed to prevent dust and debris from spreading to other areas.
  • Covering your floors with protective materials such as plastic sheets, drop cloths, or rosin paper.
  • We often employ air filtration systems to minimize dust and improve air quality during your renovation.
  • We perform frequent clean-up sessions to remove dust and debris, keeping your home’s renovation area as tidy as possible.
  • And we will always conduct end-of-day clean-up to restore a sense of order and cleanliness to your home for the evening before we go for the day.

Google Review: Cleanliness during a main floor renovation – https://g.co/kgs/aA3wF3

Google Review: Bathroom renovation with daily clean-ups – https://g.co/kgs/Zdqggi

Google Review: A clean kitchen renovation with wall removal – https://g.co/kgs/gD1S6p

Google Review: Major kitchen renovation that was kept tidy – https://g.co/kgs/34XrTT

Establishing your detailed home renovation contract

We love a good contract and won’t start your project without one. Our contracts are clear and detailed, and we review them with you in person to avoid misunderstandings. We include all of the necessities like project scope, timelines, and payment terms and include the final costs for materials, equipment, and other things needed to complete your renovation, so you know exactly what to expect.

Google Review: Extremely accurate quoting for a kitchen renovation – https://g.co/kgs/s59oYf

Google Review: Constant budget communication throughout three bathroom renovations – https://g.co/kgs/JmNQ55 

Effective communication with your general contractor during your home renovation

As your general contractor – and even before you hire us – we maintain open communication throughout our design-build renovation process. Please express your expectations, concerns, and any changes as we progress your project. When we build a positive and collaborative working relationship, your home renovation will benefit from it.

  • We maintain regular updates throughout the project.
  • We work closely with you to establish a realistic budget and timeline for the project.

Google Review: Communication for a condo renovation for a repeat client – https://g.co/kgs/NfhdyL

Overcome your fear of home renovations and use our general contracting services to create a beautiful kitchen renovation

Let us be the general contractor to guide your home renovations – you won’t be disappointed!

Talk to us about any fears you have – you’ll be surprised that we’ve likely dealt with a similar situation before – and we have a perfect solution for you. Trust the expertise of our general contracting abilities, and enjoy the satisfaction of a beautifully renovated space. Keep a positive mindset throughout the process, and soon you’ll see your dream home come to life.

When you’re ready to talk to our design-build team about your upcoming, exciting home renovations – please reach out to us on our website’s Contact Us form!