How to put together the ideal ‘team’ for a home renovation


It sometimes “takes a village” to complete a remodeling project correctly, just as it does most things in life.

As a result, assembling the right team of partners is a crucial first step in your home improvement journey.

For each job, that team may look different. Here’s a rundown of the different types of contractors who might be useful for the renovation you’re about to embark on.

Working team

A Working team can handle everything from minor repairs, such as fixing a leaky faucet, to larger projects, such as building a simple deck outback. Smart ones can assist in the resolution of almost any domestic issue. To begin, they’ll hang your flat screen, pictures, and shelves, as well as replace your shower door, air conditioning filter, clean your gutters, and power-wash your porch.

No job, even small odd jobs, is too simple for the good ones. A good handyman will tell you if your request is beyond his or her capabilities.

A tradesman who specializes in a particular field. Painters, plumbers, and electricians all have specialized training and experience. When you have a job that necessitates expertise, you should hire an expert.

Anyone can slap paint on a wall, but a professional painter understands that painting is only half of the job if the walls are to look nice and the colour to last. Patching cracks, caulking holes, sanding, and covering imperfections are all steps that professionals will take to prepare your walls. A painter can tell you how many coats your walls need and recommend colours and brands of paint. He’ll get the job done quickly and without making a mess.

Plumbers, electricians, heating and air conditioning technicians, granite fabricators, and exterminators are all in this category. If your job is specific or your problem is large, you’ll need a specialist rather than a handyman who can do a little bit of everything.