Not all home renovations are created equal. It takes the right team of contractors to make sure your project is running smoothly from beginning to end. Things like permits, licenses and other legalities and documents will be taken care of while you sit back and watch your home get taken from outdated to your dream space.

Let’s take a look at some of the dos and don’ts of home renovations Vancouver.


Do take accurate measurements of everything. You will realize the importance of this when you are trying to move a chest of drawers through a door frame that won’t allow for it.

Do take your time in finding the contractor that is right for you. Don’t feel shy and meet with a few until you find someone who you feel you can trust and shares your vision for workmanship.

Do plenty of research on material and fixture pricing, but also remember that regardless of how much time you spend scouring the internet, renovations can take longer and cost more than you expect. Have some extra cushioning in your budget so you’re not stressing last-minute.

Do plenty of organizing and cleaning during the process. Your house may get turned upside down but it will all be worth it in the end. Regularly vacuum away dust and clean as you go, making sure not to fall behind.

Do the flooring first before you tackle any other part of the house. Painting should be last as the renovation process will most definitely result in scuffed, scratched and stained walls.


Don’t leave your floors, cabinets, or other units exposed during the renovation process. Make sure everything is securely sealed and safe from paint drips, dust and equipment.

Don’t forget to have plenty of rags and cleaning supplies around. You will find yourself regularly cleaning the renovation site, so be prepared with extras.

Don’t doubt yourself when going for that investment sofa or high-quality mattress. Your investment pieces will be with you for a long time. Trust your gut instinct.

Don’t underestimate the power of light and if possible, expand your windows to be larger. If it isn’t and your home doesn’t get enough sunlight, invest in some good quality lighting installations throughout your home. Your productivity and mental health will thank you for it.

Regardless of the scale of your renovation, it’s smart to keep these tips into consideration when beginning your next renovation journey.

If you’re you on the market for a home renovation Vancouver, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Archia and schedule a consultation to discuss all the ways we can work together to transform your home.