Renovation FAQs

Frequently Asked Renovation Questions

reVISION understands when planning a renovation there are many questions and concerns. We can ensure you that we will do our best to make sure your renovation is a smooth process and your mind is kept at ease throughout the renovation. Below are some typical questions which are asked by clients. If your question is not answered here, send us a message or contact us directly and we will be more than happy to help you out.


[toggle title=”How can I help ensure a smooth renovation?”]Here are some factors that will help you smooth out the renovation process:

  • Clear work areas of furniture, drapes and art. Make sure to cover anything remaining that could be harmed by dust
  • Make early product selections
  • Be available to your renovator on short notice
  • Keep changes from the original plan to a minimum
  • Discuss your concerns as they arise
  • Provide payment as agreed upon
  • Accept the unpredictable with grace


[toggle title=”Do we need plans?”]All projects need plans. This helps eliminate confusion for all involved in the renovation project (the clients, project manager and trades people).[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Do we need permits?”]For decorating, you don’t need a permit as long as you’re not moving or adding anything. If plumbing, electrical components and gas lines require movement then you need a permit. The contractor will take care of the permit process for you, and coordinate the inspections.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Do we need to sign a contract?”]Yes, you should always have a written agreement between you and your contractor which outlines the scope of work, warrantees, timelines, budgets, liability etc. There needs to be a clear picture of what the contractor is providing.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”How long will my project take?”]Once the design has been finalized, we can give you a good estimate of when we’ll finish your project. As a guideline, renovations take several weeks to several months depending on many factors including the level of detail, size and complexity of your project.[/toggle]

  • We have undertaken several projects over the past couple of years using your company’s services and have found you to be attentive to our needs and concerns, responsive to our requests, and as efficient as the busy construction industry can under existing conditions.

    , Tsawassen
  • We’ve been so happy with our beautiful new space and have such a feeling of contentment every time I walk in the door now, when I see our “new” house. We were also very appreciative of your flexibility in managing the expense of unforeseen items. We’ve had nothing but enthusiastic, glowing reactions from everyone who has seen the work and have already recommended reVision to a few friends who are planning renovations of their own.

    , Coquitlam
  • Thanks for the follow up.  Happy to report that all is well and our family is enjoying our home very much.  There is always lots of compliments whenever we have guests over.

    , Vancouver
  • We are enjoying the house and have received dozens of compliments with the way things turned out. I especially like showing people the before and after pictures of our house. What was once the ugliest house on the street is now the best looking one.

    , Richmond
  • The overall organization and speed at which the project has progressed has been wonderful….we love the transformation we are seeing in our home. Thank you!

    , Coquitlam