January 2010 Renovation Newsletter

January 2010 Renovation Newsletter - Read this home renovation insight now.

In this issue of reVISION's Renovation Newsletter:


Top 5 Renovation Mistakes

When undertaking a renovation, be sure you don't make any of these 5 common mistakes:

  1. DIY Designing – A professional designer can visualize the big picture and can create not only a beautiful space, but a functional space too.
  2. Busting the Budgets – Have an updated budget on a weekly basis as well as have all major costs tendered before starting the project.
  3. Poor Communication – Communication must flow freely between all parties involved (owner, contractor and designer).
  4. Lack of Planning – Understand each phase of the construction process and create a fair and equitable payment plan.
  5. Over Renovating – Stick to the original scope of work and not allow the renovation to grow to other areas of the home.


5 Home Security Tips

When undertaking a renovation, be sure you don't make any of these 5 common mistakes:

  1. Install exterior lighting.
  2. If you lose your keys, replace the locks as soon as possible.
  3. Don't leave notes for family or service people on the front door.
  4. Always lock your doors and windows as most burgleries only take about 5 minutes.
  5. Stop the mail and newspaper service while you are away.


reVISION Project Featured on W

reVISION's outdoor kitchen project was featured in the October 7th, 2009 episode of W Network's Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag.View a clip on our website.[divider_top]

Coming Next Month...

Coming up in next month's newsletter: Pictures of a Whole Home Renovation, including a bamboo cabinet kitchen with sub-zero fridge, Wolf gas stove and silestone countertops. Polished concrete floors, steel open-stringer staircase with 2" thick stained wood treads, an 8' x 6' ensuite shower with body sprays and rainforest shower head, 6' soaker tub and floating mirrors.