Home renovation contractors and renovation

What you need to know

Home renovations should be an exciting process. The right home renovation team is a critical part of the renovation process. The craft’s quality directly impacts the final product’s quality, so working with a professional, knowledgeable, and experienced team is essential.

Working with general contractors vs home renovation contractors

General Contractor” and “Home renovation contractor” are often used interchangeably. However, they are two different types of construction professionals and perform different roles in the construction and home renovation industry.

General contractor

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General contractors are the general managers of the overall home renovation project. They manage a team of subcontractors working on various projects in a home, ensure timely delivery and work completion, and organize the workflow during a project.

Home renovation contractor

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A home renovation contractor is a person or company specializing in a specific role in home improvement, such as plumbing or carpentry.

When doing a complete renovation to a home, it is common to have both home renovation and general contractors working on the house together.

What to expect with home renovations

Whether you are doing a whole home renovation or a renovation in part of your house, a renovation is still a process that takes time, skills, and money to complete.

Your home renovation construction team will work with you to create your dream family home and space and bring your vision to life.

Unfortunately, renovating a home takes longer than it does in home makeover shows. While the progress may feel slow, to do great work and achieve a quality result, the proper steps must be taken to carry your vision and ideas from blueprints to life.

What to look for in home renovations contractors


The first meeting with your future home renovation specialist is an important one. While home renovations may seem easier than building a custom home, renovating your home is still a huge process. Unless you have experience in doing home renovation projects, it is recommended that you hire a business with experience in renovations and that is known for its renovation services.

What to expect from your contractor

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When working on your home, your contractor will become one of the people you see the most-especially if you are living in the house during the renovations; it is essential to choose who you work with to ensure a fantastic experience and a job well done.

The contractor of your dreams will be:

  • A planning and permits expert will help you create a realistic schedule and help you understand the process from the first step to the end.
  • Good at communicating, they will keep you updated during the renovation.
  • Professional and trustworthy, contractors and their teams will be coming into your home, and trust is critical.
  • Punctual, while it is common for renovations to take longer than expected, that doesn’t mean that your contractor and tradespeople should be late.

What your contractor needs from you

New Deck, AMX Contracting, Custom Home Builders
Trust is a two-way street. To have a successful home renovation, there are a few things you can do to help support your contractor.

  • Know your budget. Your contractor will be able to help you stick to your budget. However, they need to know the parameters they are working within.
  • Be patient. While it is understandable that you want your home to be completed as soon as possible, sometimes there are unexpected circumstances that your contractor cannot control. Understanding clients are easier to work with, plus you, as the client, will be happier.
  • Be decisive, understand what materials you like, and how you want the overall look and feel of your home. Contractors can create your dream space, but your input is necessary.
  • Listen to your contractor; you hired them to do the job for a reason. When creating your new home, they have the trades knowledge, experience and skill you need.

Contact AXM Contracting for a consultation today

AXM Contracting is a full-service residential construction company with an extensive portfolio of past projects. You do not have to search the Columbia Valley very hard to see one of our homes or renovations. AXM Contracting believes communication, transparency, and integrity are the pillars of excellence in every project. Contact us today if you are interested in starting a home renovation project in the Columbia Valley in British Columbia and want a fantastic job done.