Maybe it’s a home office, an income suite, or a place where you can house and look after your ageing parents. Whatever the reason is, having a professional construct your coach house is essential, especially since these external units tend to be in need of significant repair after years of neglect in order to make them comfortable and liveable.
So before you begin to plan for your coach house transformation, consider these points if you’re debating about whether it’s a good DIY project or if it’s worth it to hire a professional to take care of the construction process for you instead.
Getting a Building Permit can be Complicated
Before you even begin, you first need to have a building permit approved to give you the green light to go ahead with your design plans. Getting a permit for an external dwelling on your property isn’t exactly an easy process. In fact, there can be a lot of complexities involved, including the blueprint of your design plan.
This is why it can be beneficial for having a professional team by your side to assist you. They will have the experience and knowledge to understand these intricate details that are important during the permit process. They can draw up the blueprints that are required, and they can guide you on the correct path to successfully obtain the building permit so that your project can move ahead legally. Otherwise, you could be left facing significant delays, which can push your project well into next year.
Designing the Space can be Challenging
Coach houses are commonly used as sheds or garages or are often neglected entirely since they are an extra unit that’s generally out of sight and out of mind. Therefore, they usually require extensive repairs and renovations from the ground up. That means installing insulation, drywall, electrical outlets, and other important features that are necessary to set the foundation of the space correctly to make it comfortable and liveable. Connecting the utilities can also be a complicated task that should be left to the experts.
Also, since these are generally smaller in size, you want to ensure that you make the most out of your space and really tailor it towards your needs. If you’re planning on making it into an apartment to rent out, a professional contractor with experience working with these types of spaces can assist you in laying out the floor plan and design to make it work best for you.
TurnKey Results in Half the Time
Even though your coach house is compact in size, it doesn’t make it any easier to take on as a DIY project. If you’re debating on whether you can handle this project, in addition to your regular daytime job, we recommend against it. There is a great deal of work that goes into transforming a space into something that is suitable for someone to live in comfortably.
With a professional team by your side, you can save plenty of aggravation and instead, kick back, relax and have turnkeys results delivered to you in half the time it would take to complete this project on your own. Plus, the sooner you get it done, the sooner you can reap the rewards.
Enhance Your Vision
A professional reno team has handled many other projects just like yours. So they know what works and what doesn’t. And, as a homeowner, it can be difficult to really envision the full potential of your current coach house when you have limited experience. But a professional can offer you design tips and recommendations to enhance your current unit and take it even beyond what you had envisioned. With such a repertoire of previous projects under their belt, they can help you transform your unit into something unique and impressive.
Save Money, Avoid Mistakes
When you hire an expert to take on a home project, it really saves you more money in the long term. This is because many homeowners who decide to take on home projects on their own, don’t have the full range of knowledge, experience and tools that are essential for doing the job correctly. Any minor errors with these type of complex projects always have a way of showing up at a later point in the future, costing you more money to correct. So save yourself the money and aggravation by having your coach house project done properly the first time so you won’t have to deal with any unexpected surprises in the future due to previous mistakes.
At the RenosGroup.ca, our experts have the knowledge and experience to create the coach house that you’ve been dreaming of. Contact us, or give us a call at (613)727-9427 to learn more about how you can get started with our team today!