How To Renovate Your Home Safely And Efficiently On A Budget

Author: Richard Poruchny | | Categories: Home Audio System Installation , Home Automation Installation , Residential Electrical Services


At some point in the life span of your home, things will start looking outdated, damaged and need a facelift. If this is the case, you need a home renovation. Renovations and remodeling bring new life to the living space and add value to your home. However, costs for renovations tend to vary considerably between $100 for minor changes and additions to $50,000 or more for complete overhauls and significant renovation work.

At Dubrule Electrical & Automation Ltd., we understand that high prices can be a hurdle. We think that with a little planning, research, and scrutiny, you can considerably reduce your electrical renovation costs while still ensuring quality and the home you’ve always dreamed of. To help you avoid getting overwhelmed by the process, we have put together a guide to renovating on a budget.

Do your research and survey the room to determine your overall goals

As with most projects, it is a great idea to sit down, plan and consider your options before jumping into a renovation project. This is especially essential when there is electricity involved. Additionally, some home renovations can have energy cost-saving incentives, which you don’t want to miss out on.

Choose a suitable contractor

The contractor you choose will play a significant role in your renovation project. Hence it is absolutely necessary to ensure they are competent and come with a track record of all-around excellence and good customer service. Checking testimonials and the provided photo gallery will give you an idea of what to expect. 

Get started

Finally, it’s time to get started. First, you should purchase the required materials and tools beforehand and have them ready before you begin the project. Similarly, you should ensure that you have the correct permits and that all electrical safety precautions are met. Also, remember to take your time and do it right the first time. This is important as most components will be either behind drywall or ceiling, encased in concrete and not easily accessible after the project is completed.

Tips and advice

First, we suggest you be transparent with your expectations and priorities before and during the project. Similarly, remember to follow up with deadlines, ensuring you meet the completion date. Also, ensure all changes are documented and that outsourced materials and second-hand purchases for the project are made responsibly.

Finally, remember to have fun and take your time, especially when it comes to planning. Always hire a professional to complete the work if you are unable or unqualified to do the work yourself.

For more tips on home renovation and electrical application, in particular, reach out to Dubrule Electrical & Automation Ltd. We are a locally owned and operated electrical contractor business in Prince George, BC, specializing in residential, commercial, and industrial jobs.

We offer residential electrical services, permanent holiday lighting, commercial electrical services, home automation, lighting upgrades, industrial electrical services, overload and holiday assistance, 24-hour emergency electrical service, automation and controls service, electrical sales, thermographic scanning services, and residential solar electric system installations.

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